Barberry can be used to lower blood pressure because it contains an alkaloid called Berberine which dilates blood vessels. Berberine is also a very strong antiseptic and it can be found in Golden Seal. Barberry is one of the best plants in the America’s to use for medicinal herbal healing. Barberry works to increase bowel functions helping to promote bile secretion because it is a stimulant to the myocardium and intestinal smooth muscle.
Barberry can work as an antibacterial, antiseptic, appetitive, aromatic, astringent, bitter, blood purifier, cholagogue, diuretic, hepatic, hypotensive, laxative, refrigerant berries, stomachic, tonic and tonic-liver.