Benefits of Daruharidra

Daruharidra is a spiny evergreen shrub that grows up to 3.5 m tall and thrives at 1000–3500m above sea level in the Himalayas and Nilgiris. Daruharidra means tree turmeric. It is a good remedy for regulating the liver and clearing the toxins from the body.

Benefits of Daruharidra: Nausea, thirst, arthritis, jaundice, fever, skin diseases, malaria, sores, liver and spleen diseases, scarlet fever, brain disorders, diabetes, reduces blood pressure, renal calculi.

Action: Diuretic, antibilious, refrigerant, stomachic, bitter tonic, antiperiodic, alterative, antipyretic

Scientific name: Berberis aristata.

Useful part: Berries.

Dosage: 1–6 g per day or 3–9 ml per day.

Energetics

Rasa (taste): Bitter, astringent

Vırya(energy): Hot

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent

Guna (quality): Light, dry

Dosa effect: KP−, V+ in excess

Dhatu(tissue): Plasma, blood, fat

Srotas (channel): Excretory, circulatory, digestive

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Daaruharidraa, Pitadaaru, Pitatvaka, Hemkaanta, Daarvi, Daarunishaa, Parjanyaa, Parjani, Pita Kaaliyak, Katamkateri, Pachampachaa.

English: Indian Barberry.