Latin Name

Berberis aristata

English Name

Indian Barberry

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Root, Stem and Fruit
(मूल, काण्ड, फल)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

It has anti-inflammatory action. It has stimulating effects on liver and promotes secretion of bile. It promotes digestion, but has styptic action on large intestine. Due to astringent nature it has blood clotting properties and reduces uterine discharge. It is very effective in inflammatory conditions affecting eyes. It has anti-pyretic properties and is especially useful in chronic remittent fever.

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