European Barberry Extract small batch Icelandic wildcrafted full spectrum powder 100 g suggested dose is 500 mg or just under ¼ tsp. (dragon not included but for sale in our shop, but all orders come with a patch or pendant, or sample as gift).

For those worried about sensitivity, can spilt the dose up into four parts. Once it is acclimated into the body it becomes well tolerated, but there can be a sense of lower blood pressure, which is intended for many in clearing blood etc., but it returns to normal quickly as discussed below. Do not take with medications without consulting a physician. It is considered very safe in the suggested doses in a long historic uses.
This is a full spectrum aspect which obtains the best qualities of the fruit and bark, with the complete bioavailable active alkaloids in a much more effective form than an isolate of just the bark or berry. Barberry has ancient uses dating back to written records of 650BCE, and is a staple herbal in the Northern countries, especially useful for fighting infections and liver complaints. Barberry for its berberine content is essential for preventing severe antibiotic resistance. Older adults who consume lots of antibiotics can reduce signs of inflammation and bacterial infection with barberry. The extract plays an important role in the suppressing sinus infections s, inflammation, sore throat, urinary tract infection, antioxidants that help cleanse the liver and gallbladder to increase bile secretion in the body. Some uses are for its ability to lower blood pressure, treats LDL cholesterol levels, suppresses oxidative burden, and can aid certain cardiovascular problems in diabetic and metabolic syndrome patients due to an unhealthy diet. It is aiding immune resistance in treating many skin conditions such as acne, yeast infections, and other signs of skin inflammation. Obese patients, blood lipid levels, weight, and hormone levels are always elevated. To treat the severe effects of obesity, you need something strong and effective, such as berberine, for lowering blood lipid levels. Barberry extract can be a beneficial addition to the diet of people who smoke. It reduces inflammation in the lungs, Berberine has also been shown to have positive SIBO-preventing properties for people who drink alcohol on a daily basis. The clinical uses of barberry are associated with a decrease in bacterial growth and regulation in the body.

“The alkaloid berberine in Barberry has been shown to stimulate the immune system by activating the macrophages that devour harmful microorganisms. Barberry teas and extracts should not be used by pregnant or breast-feeding women. If it is used in doses that are too high for the person to handle then they will likely experience some nausea or even vomiting. Even at normal therapeutic doses it is quite possible that there will be a noticeable drop in blood pressure, heart rate and respiration rate some 30 minutes or so after taking a dose but this does not last and as many note, it is a sign that that the herb is cleansing the blood. Barberry is one of the best, strongest, and most reliable of all liver tonics, and some people can feel some Herx effect from detoxification. “Barberry is a herb that can get easier to handle when it has been in the system for a few days and there can be wisdom and safety in building the dose up gradually if you are unsure or if the person taking it knows that they are highly sensitive to cleansing medicines.”
Barberry is an effective herb to fight bacterial infections. Alkaloid berberine is the most well-known of the herb’s ingredients and is a substance that among other things has a strong effect. inhibits the ability of bacteria to attach to the cells of the body, which helps prevent infections. Berberine also stimulates certain immune cells to work better. Berbamine is another alkaloid found in barberry and this can help reduce inflammation and has been found to be helpful in the treatment of amoeba hepatitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Berberine has a specific effect on certain blood parasites, e.g. protozoa that cause some tropical diseases. In addition, the alkaloids act in barberry on a variety of bacterial strains, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi , Staphylococcus aureus , Streptococcus viridans and Escherichia coli , in addition to fungi such as Candida albicans . The parasitic, bacterial and fungicidal action makes barberry an effective agent in tropical dysentery (eg, amoebic dysentery), malaria, cholera, giardia, salmonella, E. coli and similar gastrointestinal infections. Laboratory tests have shown that berberine is a more potent antibiotic than sulphamines against some forms of infection, and it can also be effective against some bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics. Berberine also kills Heliobacter pylori , a bacterium that is involved both in gastric ulcer and inflammation of the gastric mucosa. antibiotic effect on Candida albicans . It also inhibits bacterial infections that can lead to overgrowth of candida when treated with antibiotics. Finally, the blood flow to the spleen is promoted, which releases substances that stimulate the immune system. Berberine is particularly effective in activating macrophages, immune cells that attack yeast fungal infections. By affecting the liver and bile function, barberry can have a good effect on digestion. In case of constipation due to insufficient bile flow, it is possible with a barberry to have a laxative effect. In the case of diarrhea associated with intestinal infections, the herb has a stopping effect. As a bitter tonic with weakly laxative effect, barberry is often recommended for displaced persons to strengthen and cleanse the body systems.

Berberine stimulates smooth muscle organs, which causes increased bowel movements and contraction of the uterine, urinary bladder and bronchial muscles. Small doses of berberine stimulate blood circulation, provide a slight increase in arterial blood pressure and increase the action of acetylcholine on the heart, while larger doses expand the peripheral blood vessels, lower blood pressure and inhibit the effects of the agents acetykolin and pilocarpine. The berberine is absorbed relatively easily by the body and is largely excreted unchanged through the kidneys, partly also through the liver.

Barberry has a mild diuretic effect in small doses and has been used to treat kidney stones and urinary tract inflammation. However, in excessive doses, barberry can be harmful to the kidneys. As barberry has an astringent effect, an extract of the herb can be used as a mouthwash and gargle for mouth ulcer and sore throat.

Not intended to treat or diagnose and we make no medical claim and these statements are not verified by FDA.