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Berberis vulgaris / Barberry Bark Cut

Dried, Cut, Barberry Bark.
Berberis vulgaris / Barberry Bark Cut is available for purchase in increments of 0.5 kilograms (Kg)

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Product Description



Berberis vulgaris L., also known as common barberry, European barberry or simply barberry, is a shrub in the genus Berberis. It produces edible but sharply acidic berries, which people in many countries eat as a tart and refreshing fruit.

The shrub is native to central and southern Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia; it is also naturalised in northern Europe, including the British Isles and Scandinavia, and North America. In the United States and Canada, it has become established in the wild over an area from Nova Scotia to Nebraska, with additional populations in Colorado, Idaho, Washington State, Montana, and British Columbia. Although not naturalised, in rural New Zealand it has been widely cultivated as a hedge on farms. It is cultivated for its fruits in many countries.

The berries are edible and rich in vitamin C, though with a very sharp flavor; the thorny shrubs make harvesting them difficult, so in most places, they are not widely consumed.

Barberry is closely related to Oregon grape. Barberry, Oregon grape, golden seal and coptis all contain isoquinolone alkaloids. Berberine is the most prominent of these alkaloids.


Medicinal Action and Uses

Anticonvulsant - It may be beneficial to the cardiovascular and neural systems and may be used as a treatment for epilepsy and convulsions. It has also been used as an alternative treatment for tachycardia and hypertension.

Anti-inflammatory - It has anti inflammatory and antibiotic properties and has been used in the treatment of urinary tract and bladder infections, upper respiratory infections and abnormal uterine bleeding.

Antimicrobial - The Berbamine found in the herb is thought to fight infections by stimulating the action of white blood cells. It is also commonly used to treat bacterial diarrhea and parasitic infections of the intestines.

Immune system stimulant - Additionally it may aid in digestion and prevent some symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn and nausea.

Skin Complaints - Barberry extract used in a salve may reduce symptoms of psoriasis.



Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Common Name Barberry Bark Cut
Weight 1.188000
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom


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