berberis vulgaris l

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berberis vulgaris l
Castilian: Agracejo, agracillo, agrito, acetín, agrazón, cruet (vinegreto in Provence) Berberis, berberiles, barberry, alarguiz, alarguez, alguese, Arlo, arlera, alro.

English: barberry.

This medicinal plant is recommended in the composition of various soft drinks, jams and medicinal wines and aperitifs. Its leaves are a mild laxative in the form of infusion.


In infusion or tea, cooking, dyes, powdered bark, the dry hydroalcoholic, wines and compotes.


The following ripe fruits, tender leaves, the roots when the plant has already borne fruit and they are already quite mature.



Put a teaspoonful of the bark on a volume equivalent to a cup of cold water and bring to a boil. Leave for 10 - 15 minutes. Take three times a day.


Take 2 - 4 ml. three times a day.

Decoction. 50 gr. agracejo sheets in a liter of water is kept a few minutes and cool. You can drink during the day, referring to the fever. It also can be used as intestinal refreshing, preparing the infusion of the same form and with the same dosage.

Extract fluid. It should not use it if it is not under medical prescription. The doses are approximately 10 - 15 drops 2 times a day, although it is the doctor who should be dosed. In the same way we can find the dry.


The plant blooms in May and June. Interested in the root (bark) leaves and fruit. Once the bark torn off, it is cleaned, dried in the sun - even - and removes residual moisture in drying, at temperatures not exceeding 50 º C.

Common uses:

Colerética, antipyretic, Laxative, congestion in the liver and gall bladder, cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, fluid retention and urine, stimulating bile secretion, disconnection drug morphine, to lower high blood pressure, malaria, trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, pharyngitis (via external) Mouth irritation, constipation and lack of appetite (wine or compote)


If there are no kidney infections should never be used.

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