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.
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.