Barberry Root (Sak Simbloo)
Barberry is an herb. The fruit, bark, and roots are used to make medicine.
The fruit of barberry is used for kidney, urinary tract, and gastrointestinal (GI) tract discomforts such as heartburn, stomach cramps, constipation, lack of appetite, liver and spleen disease; for bronchial and lung discomforts; for spasms; to increase circulation; to boost the immune system; and as a supplemental source of vitamin C.
Gum swelling (gingivitis).
Heart and circulation problems.
The fruit of European barberry is LIKELY SAFE when consumed in food amounts. There is not enough information to know if barberry is safe in medicinal amounts.