The bark and berries of Berberis vulgaris.—U. S.
Preparation.—Tincture of Berberis.
Dose.—From five drops to one drachm.
Therapeutic Action.—It is tonic, stomachic, laxative, antiseptic and astringent.
It is an energetic tonic, and although laxative, is at the same time astringent. It is useful in dyspepsia, especially when connected with a torpid state of the liver and constipation of the bowels; promotes digestion, and seems to increase the assimilating functions.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.