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.
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
"...CONCLUSION: Thus, the extract
of Berberis aristata (root) has strong potential to regulate glucose
homeostasis through decreased gluconeogenesis and oxidative stress."
of liver tissue and levels of marker enzymes indicated that berberine
offered protection against chemical carcinogenesis."
phytochemical and pharmacological studies may lead to isolation
and structural identification of an attractive, new
cardiotonic agent from Berberis aristata fruit."
inhibitory effect on AP-1 activity in cancer cells may further
explain the anti-tumor promoting activity of berberine."