Barberry is one of the oldest medicines. Not too long ago thousands of lives were being saved with the help of mixtures prepared from barberry root. Those mixtures would diminish fever, control common cold and lung infections.
Berberine is a compound in goldenseal and barberry Research has suggested that berberine can help treat diabetes, obesity, and inflammation.
Among the most recommended usages of barberry are those against diarrhea (and in its more serious forms - cholera), against fever, anemia, and also against hangovers. It's also efficient against a considerable number of infections - malaria or lung infections while controlling the secretions of the mucous membrane. It has a strong sedative effect, decreases blood pressure, and is also a uterine stimulant. Barberry can be administrated to help correct the growth of the spleen.