Berberis aristata is
an erect shrub found in India. It is an erect glabrous shrub, 3-6 meter
in height with ovate to elliptic, subacute to obtuse, entire to toothed
leaves. Its most active ingredient is Berberine, a bitter alkaloid
reported from various parts of the plants.
1Plant is an
emmenagogue and is useful in the treatment of jaundice, enlargement of
spleen and liver problems. A very valuable preparation called rasaut is
prepared from this plant. Rasaut is used as a purgative for children and
as a blood-purifier, a tonic and a febrifuge. It is also given in
diarrhoea, jaundice and skin diseases.
one research Berberis aristata Fruit extract exhibits hepatoprotective
action on paracetamol- and CCl4-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Berberis
Aristata is used to help support a healthy liver as well as a healthy
immune. 3Extract of Berberis aristata (root) has strong
potential to regulate glucose homeostasis through decreased
gluconeogenesis and oxidative stress.