Indian Barberry {Berberis aristata}

Indian Barberry or Tree Turmeric and is also known as Rasuant and Daruhaldi

Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balances Vata and Kapha
  2. Taste – Bitter
  3. Energetics – Heating
  4. Main Traditional Action: Liver dysfunction iand increase flow of bile
  5. Other Traditional Uses: Bronchitis, constipation, diarrhoea, fevers, heartburn, piles, rheumatism, and weakness of eyesight. 

Modern Research

Indian Barberry and its components have been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-amoebic antihyperglycemic, antidepressant, anti-diarrheal, anticancer, anti-osteoporotic, chemoprotective, inotropic, immunomodulatory, and hepatoprotective effects. It has also been shown to modulate cytochrome P450 expression.