- uploaded: Jan 28, 2013
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Thanks for watching, subscribing, and supporting this channel. Here's an easy way to make an effective antiseptic mouthwash in the bush or at home from a common ornamental shrub. Barberry is used to treat pyorrhea of the gums and other mouth and throat conditions. Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) contains berberine, a known and proven antibacterial, antibiotic, and anti fungal compound. Berberine is found in other varieties of barberry such as Oregon grape, and in other plants such as goldthread and goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis). Parts of barberry used are the roots, bark and fruit, all these parts of the barberry plant contain berberine. Barberry berries can be made into tea as a barberry infusion, a decoction of barberry bark and roots can be made, or, for long term storage a barberry tincture can be made with grain alcohol, vinegar or glycerin. Berberine has potential to treat the following diseases; cancer, diabetes, congestive heart failure, and depression among others. Berberine has shown to be effective against fungal infections such as yeast infection, ringworm, and athlete's foot. Berberine may be effective against giardia and other parasites found in drinking water that cause traveler's diarrhea. Berberine or barberry has also shown to be effective against bacteria such as staph (Staphylococcus), strep (Streptococcus), salmonella which causes food poisoning, and E-coli (Escherichia coli) which can be found in water Berberis species are also used to ...