Berberis Vulgaris

Berberis is a shrub native to Europe. It is also known as Barberry. The constituent alkaloid berberine stimulates the secretion of bile, making it useful in treating gallstones. It also supports the liver. It is a bitter herb which positively stimulates the digestive system. Its mild laxative effects make it particularly helpful for weak or debilitated people to strengthen and cleanse the system. It also removes excess mucous from the body. As a homeopathic remedy it is used to treat cystitis because of it is an organ support for the kidneys and bladder.