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BARBERRY

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Berberis vulgaris. N.O. Berberidaceae.

Synonym ► Berberidis, Berbery, Gouan. Habitat ► Woods and hedges, also gardens.

Features ► Shrub or bush, three to eight feet high. Leaves obovate, bristly serratures. Flowers bright yellow clusters, raceme, pendulous. Berries red, oblong. Stem bark thin, yellowish-grey externally, inner surface orange yellow, separating in layers. Root dark brown, short fracture. Very bitter taste.

Part used ► Bark, rootbark.

Action ► Tonic, antiseptic, purgative.

Jaundice and other liver derangements. General debility. Regulates digestion, corrects constipation. 1/4 teaspoonful of powdered bark, three or four times daily.

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