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Berberis aristata:Herb that inhances the health

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The herb Daruharidra is an important Ayurvedic medicine. It has various health benefits. The bark, stem, wood, extract and root bark of this herb are used for medicinal purposes. It has rich constituents of alkaloids such as berberine, karachine, berbamine, aromoline, oxyacanthine, palmatine and oxyberberine. It helps remove toxins and fats from the body. The herb is a good tonic for the eyes.

The botanical name of Daruharidhra is Berberis aristata, which belongs to the family Berberidaceae. It is commonly called Darvi and Darurajani in Sanskrit and Indian Berberry and Tree turmeric in English. The herb is commonly found in the Himalayas. The various medicinal benefits of daruharidra herb are described in this article.
Ayurvedic Properties of Daruharidra
Guna (Characteristics) — Ruksha (Rough), Laghu (Light)
Rasa (Taste) — Kashaya (Astringent), Tikta (Bitter)
Virya (Potency) — Ushna (Warm)
Vipaka (After digestion effect) — Katu (Pungent)
Health Benefits of Daruharidra
Daruharidra herb can be used both externally and internally. It has the following medicinal benefits:
— Wounds are dressed with medicated oils of daruharidra herb for fast healing.
Liver Enhancer
— This herb enhances the liver health. It helps regulate the bile juice production and also inhibits the excess production of bad cholesterol.
— Daruharidra herb is a diuretic. Thus, it helps kidney’s to throw out the waste through urine.
— Ripened berry helps reduce the fever. Berries can also be taken for relief from dysentery and diarrhea.
Gums Health
— The fresh juice extracted from the herb is used as a gargle to improve gums health.
Blood Pressure
— It has the beneficial effect on the blood pressure of a person as it causes dilatation of the blood vessels.
— It is also used as a bitter tonic for treatment of inflammation like sciatica, arthritis and rheumatism.
— The herb is a laxative herb. Thus, it helps move the stool in the large intestine and thus, helps people with constipation problems.
This herb is rich in vitamin C which boost the immune system of the body. The large doses of this herb should be avoided and it should not be taken by the pregnant women.

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