Daruharidra is also known as Indian berberis, Berberis Aristata or Tree turmeric which belongs to Berberidaceae family. It is an evergreen shrub with height 3.5mt. It is a woody plant, with bark that appears yellow to brown from the outside and deep yellow from the inside. The bark is covered with three-branched thorns, which are modified leaves, and can be removed by hand in longitudinal strips.
It is used in traditional Ayurveda medicines from a long time. The fruit of this plant is edible and also rich source of Vit. C. The chemical properties includes anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-viral, anti-diabetic, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory. It also contain berberine, quaternary ammonium salt of isoquinoline alkaloids.
It helps to treat wounds, diarrhea, purify blood, natural appetizer, obesity, treating fever and relieves in cough. it is blend well with many beauty and cosmetic products.
It is extracted from the root and stem of daruharidra by solvent extraction method.
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