The name of the genus comes from "berbêrys", the Arabic name for the fruits of this shrub. It can grow up to 3 meters high, it can be found in the mountain passes, its branches have a beautiful golden yellow color, its red fruits are one centimeter long and have a slightly sour and bitter taste.
This medicinal plant contains various alkaloids such as berberine that can reduce cholesterol and control diabetes as it controls fat metabolism.
The properties of this fruit can help people with hypertension, it also helps to lower uric acid, a natural treatment for hyperuricemia.
It is important to emphasize that the fruits of barberry are rich in iron, the content per 100g is 20mg of iron, which is more than the recommended daily dose of iron, it also has vitamin C, which facilitates the absorption of iron, this fruit is ideal for combating anemia.
We must also remember other positive aspects of this species, used in phytotherapy as a stimulant of gastrointestinal secretions, cholagogue, hypoglycemic, hypotensive and hemostatic.