The red berries of barberry have a sour taste and very useful for both adults and children. They are perfectly dried and stored for up to 3 years while not lose their nutritional composition. Barberry candied and stored in the cold of this berry often boiled, stewed fruits and Navara.
The berries of barberry contain a lot of glucose, fructose, essential oils, malic and tartaric acids. 100 grams of fruit contain 5 daily norms of vitamin C and 25 daily norms of vitamin A. a Rare component contains the barber, the alkaloid berberine, which calms the nervous system and normalizes blood pressure, heart rate.
The barber’s berries also contain carotenoids, carbohydrates, tannins, pectin, ash, organic acids, macro – and micronutrients, vitamins E, and beta-carotene.
Long barberry has been used in folk medicine as a means to purify the blood, prolong youth. Besides, people used the tincture of roots, bark, and stems to stop bleeding and treat inflammation as a cough remedy. Barberry has antipyretic, antimicrobial, hemostatic properties.
From barberry, prepare pharmacological agents that can help in cholelithiasis and cholecystitis.
Barberry is also part of the herbs recommended for the treatment of malignant tumors.
Chinese doctors using the bark of barberry as an anti-inflammatory lotion for the eyes and the tools, refreshing breath. Bulgarians treated bark of barberry kidney disease and sciatica.
In Poland, barberries relieve hypovitaminosis symptoms, and in Germany, a disease of the gastrointestinal tract, oral mucosa, and lungs.
In cosmetology, barberry is used to strengthen the roots of the hair, getting rid of dandruff, wrinkles.
The acid of barberry, not an inferior lemon. Asian cooks add dried barberry pilaf, the Caucasus based on berries prepare the sauces and seasoning for meat.
Young leaves of barberry are added to marinades for meat and salads. Barberry – base for many dessert dishes: compotes, jellies, jelly, syrup, jam, pastille, marmalade. In the Czech Republic, there is a wine based on barberry; people make liqueurs and tinctures.
Dangerous properties of barberry
- Because the barberry stimulates the muscles, it is prohibited to use caution for pregnant women during lactation.
- Barberry – a powerful sedative, and paired with a soothing pharmacy, can too enhance their effect.
- Too many berries barber consumption can lead to poisoning and cause nausea, dizziness, convulsions, bleeding, and swelling.
- Particularly poisonous, think unripe berries, so wait until the ripening barberries.
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