Indian Berberry, Tree Turmeric

Indian Berberry

Latin name : Berberis aristata DC. (Berberidaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name : Daruharidra, Darvi, Darurajani, Darhald
Urdu Name : Rassaut (Root Bark Extract), Darhald (Root), Zarishk (Berries)

General information :
Tree Turmeric is a revered herb in Ayurvedic medicine. Possessing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and antiseptic properties, the herb is used as a cholagogue, stomachic, laxative and diaphoretic.
Tree Turmeric is found in the Himalayas and is also cultivated in the Indian states of Assam and Bihar.

Therapeutic constituents :
Tree Turmeric contains vitamin C, tannins, pectin and minerals, which include phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron.

Key therapeutic benefits :

  • As an antibacterial, the herb is administered in eye disorders, indolent ulcers and hemorrhoids.
  • Tree Turmeric is also a potent antiseptic, which promotes wound healing.
  • As an anti-inflammatory, it alleviates joint aches and pains associated with rheumatism, arthritis and osteoporosis.