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Berberis aristata is an erect, spiny, evergreen shrub. It can grow up to 5 metres tall. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of materials and for the fruits. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental in gardens, where it can be used as a hedge.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Season to grow
- 13 Required Ecosystem/Climate
- 14 Kind of soil needed
- 15 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 16 Photo Gallery
- 17 References
- 18 External Links
It contains Chemical constituents isolated from Berberis aristata. Karachine, Palmatine chloride, Tetrahydropalmatine.
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Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Berberis aristata is able to tolerate quite severe winters - it is known to have survived temperatures down to -15°c without damage.
Season to grow
Kind of soil needed
Prefers a warm moist loamy soil and light shade but it is by no means fastidious, succeeding in thin, dry and shallow soils.