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ZUURBES, Berberis vulgaris
Parts used: Root and stem bark
Constituents: Alkaloids, Chelidonic acid, Tannins, Wax, Resin, Vit C, Magnesium
Actions Indications
Appetite stimulant Anemia
Cholagogue Dyspepsia, gastroenteritis, diarrhoea, candidiasis, constipation, will increase peristalsis, cholelithiasis, jaundice
Antibacterial Specific to E coli, staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus viridins, pseudomonas aeruginosa, salmonella typhi
Spleen tonic Increases blood circulation to the spleen, resulting increased phagocyte production
Antioxidant For after chemotherapy, increases white blood cells (leukocytopenia), inhibits lipid peroxidation
Anti-inflammatory Cystitis
Herbal extract, 20-40mL per week
Energetics: Bitter, astringent, cool, dry. Dosha: PK-V+
Meridians: spleen, stomach, liver, gallbladder
Caution: Pregnancy
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