Barberry Root


Derived from dried Berberis vulgaris root, Barberry Root is among the many herbs that have been in common use among Indians of North America for centuries.  Barberry also has a rich historical use that include the Ancient Egyptians who used it against the plague; medieval monks used the berries as food and the root as a medicine for all kinds of sicknesses, and polish leather crafters would make a beautiful yellow dye from the wood. In addition to using Barberry for liver and gall-bladder problems, traditional Russian healers recommended it for inflammations, high blood pressure and abnormal uterine bleeding. “A person who has not been able to pull themselves out of a chronic illness because they are encumbered, congested, bogged down by tiredness and toxicity, can be the ones who benefit the most from such a medicine as Barberry, because it is a superb liver tonic. Barberry is a herb that can get easier to handle when it has been in the system for a few days and there can be wisdom and safety in building the dose up gradually if you are unsure or if the person taking it knows that they are highly sensitive to cleansing medicines.” ~Dr Richard Whelan, Medical Herbalist  NZ

Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy. Not to be used while nursing



Botanical Name: Populus candicans
Common Names: Poplar buds, Balsam Poplar, Mecca balsam
WIldcrafted, Cut and Sifted or Powder

General note: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult with your healthcare provider before using any herbs particularly is you are pregnant, nursing, or are on any medications.

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Powder, Cut&Sifted


4oz, 1lb