Barberry is considered a specific for liver and gallbladder problems, congestion, stones and biliousness.
Promotes the flow of bile and aids in problems associated with sluggish liver function.
But it is more than a liver tonic, although more research is needed to ascertain some of its other applications.
It is also reported to reduce an enlarged spleen and to be effective in the treatment of certain cancers and tumors.
Barberry can be used as a cleansing tonic in chronic conditions, general debility or during convalescence.
Herbs have been used from the beginning of time.
Animals instinctively learned to use different plants for their own healing and strengthening.
Man has also used herbs to treat his illnesses for thousands of years and the usage of herbs by humans has been documented in all major ancient civilizations.
Many people, throughout the world, still continue to use herbs to benefit their lives.
Herbalists believe that herbs put the body in tune with nature and scientific studies are being done into the folklore of herbal uses to help develop new therapeutic medicines.
In ancient times, herbalism was a mixture of medicine and magic.
Herbs have been used in magical rituals for centuries by women and men alike and are one of the main tools of wizards and witches.
Theirs has been a tradition of honoring and keeping the ancient ways of the use of herbs.