Berberis vulgaris is a homoeopathic remedy made ??from European barberry, a shrub that belongs to the Berberidaceae family and bears red ovoid berries. The shrub’s dried roots and bark are used to obtain the mother tincture containing the plant’s active ingredients. After a series of physical and chemical extractions, the mother tincture undergoes numerous dilutions according to the usual preparation procedure of homoeopathic remedies. Thanks to its different therapeutic properties, Berberis vulgaris can be used to cure many diseases. The remedy comes in a variety of forms, although it is mostly found in the form of granules, triturations and drops.
Berberis vulgaris is a drug that is especially used to treat kidney stones or urinary lithiasis in men and women. This condition is usually accompanied by pain in the lower back, that manifest themselves by boiling and burning sensations. The patient may also experience a bruising sensation around the left kidney. In addition, the appearance and quantity of urine may change often. Sometimes, the urine may be orange, or even reddish, demonstrating the presence of kidney stones. When the pain radiates to the testicles, men suffer from a loss of libido and, most of the time, premature ejaculation as well.
Berberis vulgaris is widely used to treat liver problems. Furthermore, the patient may also have digesting difficulties to digest, constant nausea, thick saliva and be subject to drowsiness after eating. In addition, diarrhoea and constipation may occur from time to time. These symptoms require a Berberis-vulgaris-based treatment. As for women, urological disorders may also affect the vulva, resulting in pain during orgasms.
Berberis vulgaris is a remedy that is particularly indicated for use in rheumatology. Generally, the drug is designed to treat all types of rheumatisms and all kinds of joint pain, especially if they are accompanied by urinary tract inflammations. In fact, the remedy is intended for metabolism disorders, knowing that an overproduction of urea in the body is often the source of rheumatism. These disorders can provoke irradiating pain, resulting from hepatic colic, urinary and biliary inflammations, as well as the formation of stones in the bile and kidneys.
In dermatology, Berberis vulgaris is recommended for the treatment of circinate dermatoses or, to be more specific, ring or arc-shaped skin inflammations. It is also recommended in case of Pityriasis rosea. Often, these symptoms are accompanied by itching. When these signs appear, it is necessary to undergo a Berberis-vulgaris-based treatment.
If you choose to take capsules, take Berberis vulgaris 5 CH. The required dose is 5 capsules in the morning and the evening. To treat rheumatism, 5 capsules of Berberis vulgaris should be taken in the morning and evening. Treatment should continue until the patient’s condition improves.
To treat hepato-gastroenterological disorders, the required dose is 20 drops of Berberis vulgaris 6 DH, to be diluted in a glass of water. The remedy needs to be taken in the morning and evening right before meals. For increased efficiency, it is recommended to keep the solution in the mouth for a few seconds before swallowing. Depending on the severity of the disease, the treatment can last up to 3 months. However, once the patient’s condition improves, the dosage can be reduced before completely discontinuing the treatment. To treat hepato-vesicular disorders, Berberis vulgaris should be used in combination with other remedies.
To treat skin inflammations, one can take Berberis vulgaris granules or drops. For granules, the recommended dosage is a daily 10-granule intake, 5 of which should be administered in the morning, and the remaining 5 in the evening. Regarding drops, it is recommended to dilute 20 drops of Berberis vulgaris 6 DH in a bit of water.
Good to know: Berberis vulgaris is particularly effective in the treatment of many disorders. In some cases, its effectiveness is increased by combining it with other homoeopathic remedies.