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|DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and ENTERTAINMENT and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.|
|Barberry, Amur||Barberry, Chinese||Barberry, Common||Barberry, Indian||Barberry, Nepal|
|NOTE: None of the barberries should be mixed with licorice as glycyrrhizin nullifies the antibacterial effects of the berberine.|
|DRUG INTERACTIONS||In human clinical studies, berbamine has shown ability to reverse leukopenia brought on by cancer therapies.|
In human clinical studies, topical application of 0.2% berberine as eye drops in conjunction with sulphacetamide solution were effective against Chlamydia trachomatis.
|CONTRAINDICATED||NOT during pregnancy (uterine stimulant).|
NOT when there is liver cancer, viral hepatitis, toxic hepatitis, or cirrhosis.
NOT when there is evidence of bile duct obstruction from gallstones, when there is inflammation of the bile ducts, when there is bile duct cancer.
NOT when there is pancreatic cancer.
NOT when there is jaundice in newborns, Gilbert's syndrome, or Crigler-Najjar syndrome.
NOT when there is kidney disease.