Barberry

Barberry

The barberry is small but long and narrow, and often red (and occasionally dark blue) in color.  The plant is most commonly found in temperate or sub tropical climates.

Uses and Benefits:
The barberry has a unique tangy and sour taste. Its use is more common in Europe where it’s used in syrups, jams, and juices. The barberry plant is actually more popular than the berry itself, and the bark and roots are known for their medicinal properties.

The barberry itself contains high amounts of vitamin C, and the dried fruit is a great way to get these benefits. Other herbal and extract remedy applications also exist. The plant and berry are considered to be beneficial in the following ways:

– anti-inflammatory
– anti-rheumatic
– liver cleanse
– diabetes

 

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