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Traditionally, barberry root has been used as an Indian folk medicine to reduce symptoms associated with diarrhea, stomach upset and fever. Barberry root may also have antimicrobial properties, which may make it effective against respiratory tract, urinary or digestive infections. Topical applications of barberry root may also alleviate inflammation associated with skin disorders, including psoriasis. However, additional research is needed to support the purported health benefits from using barberry root.
To prepare a tea, allow 2 g to 4 grams of dried barberry root to soak in approximate 2/3 cup boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes. This preparation of barberry root tea may be consumed three times daily by adults. Do not take barberry root for longer than one week unless you are under the direct care of a doctor.
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