Latin name: Berberis aristata DC. (Berberidaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Daruharidra, Darvi, Darurajani, Darhald
Tree Turmeric is a revered herb in Ayurvedic medicine. Possessing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and antiseptic properties, the herb is used as a cholagogue, stomachic, laxative and diaphoretic.Tree Turmeric is found in the Himalayas and is also cultivated in the Indian states of Assam and Bihar.
Therapeutic constituents:Tree Turmeric contains vitamin C, tannins, pectin and minerals, which include phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- As an antibacterial, the herb is administered in eye disorders, indolent ulcers and hemorrhoids.
- Tree Turmeric is also a potent antiseptic, which promotes wound healing.
- As an anti-inflammatory, it alleviates joint aches and pains associated with rheumatism, arthritis and osteoporosis.