What is Berberis Aquifolium
It is a shrub upto 2m in height with smooth stem and yellow wood. It is found in western United states in the northern part of pacific coast. Root occurs in the form of simple or branched cylindrical segments of variable length upto 45mm in diameter; usually splitting somewhat on drying; externally light yellowish-brown to pale olive, longitudinally wrinkled, short-scaly, and showing a thin brownish-green soft bark about 1 mm in thickness, easily separable into layers
Health Benefits of Berberis Aquifolium
1. It contains berberine, barbamine and hydrastinine. A homoeopathic tincture is made from the root
2. It is covered by both Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India and German Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia. It was proved by Dr. Herbet.
3. It is a remedy for the skin, chronic catarrhal affections, secondary syphilis. Hepatic torpor, lassitude and other evidence of incomplete metamorphosis. It stimulates all glands and improves nutrition. Research antibacterial action and benefit in psoriasis. Other clinical features include burning in stomach, nausea & hunger after eating.
Skin Benefits of Berberis Aquifolium
It is a wonderful remedy for healthy skin.It has marked action on skin producing pimply, dry, rough and scaly eruptions. It is also helpful in dry Eczema with itching. Clears the complexion. It also helps in Psoriasis.
Contra Indication: Not to be taken during pregnancy.