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Barberry Berberine or Beberis

Reports below indicate this herb is effective against infections possibly even MRSA, diabetes, cancer, anti tumer, candida, yeast, and parasites.It is possibly effective in treating Kappa B as indicated as AP-1 activity in report 5. .

1. Wikipidea: "Berberine is a plant alkaloid from the group of isoquinoline alkaloids. It is found in such plants as Berberis, goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), and Coptis chinensis, usually in the roots, rhizomes, stems, and bark...As a drug, berberine has showed some activity against fungal infections, candida, yeast, parasites, and bacterial/viral infections...MRSA infection...diabetes, prostate cancer...liver and leukaemia cancers,...cardiac arrhythmia,...and leukemia..." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berberis

2. "...CONCLUSION: Thus, the extract of Berberis aristata (root) has strong potential to regulate glucose homeostasis through decreased gluconeogenesis and oxidative stress." PMID: 19429334

3. "...Morphology of liver tissue and levels of marker enzymes indicated that berberine offered protection against chemical carcinogenesis." PMID: 1137071

4. "...Further phytochemical and pharmacological studies may lead to isolation and structural identification of an attractive, new cardiotonic agent from Berberis aristata fruit." PMID: 10553882

5. "...The inhibitory effect on AP-1 activity in cancer cells may further explain the anti-tumor promoting activity of berberine." PMID: 10364850

 
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