Earlier, the herb barberry was employed to treat jaundice, hemorrhages, dysentery and diarrhea. Currently, homeopathic physicians still continue to use the remedy Berberis to cure jaundice plus gallstones and problems related to the liver. The primary use of the homeopathic remedy Berberis is for kidney infections, particularly when there is a throbbing pain in the vicinity of the kidneys. Any abrupt movement, arising after sitting for a prolonged period or pacing very fast down the stairs may worsen debility as well as the pain in the region of the lower back. Generally, people requiring Berberis most appear very pale and their mucous membranes become dehydrated, while the symptoms are likely to change very fast. Berberis is especially given to patients, who suffer from unexpected, piercing, spreading out pain that rapidly shifts from one place to another either due to inflamed backs or joints, menstrual periods or colic. It is effective for treating pain in the lower back and sciatic tenderness that descends toward the thigh and worsens to a great extent when the patient arises from a sitting position. Berberis is also helpful in easing tense, pressing headaches as well as a piercing and moving urinary pains. However, it is advised that prior to using Berberis in such conditions, you need to consult a professional homeopathic physician to determine if the bladder or the kidneys are involved. Irrespective of the ailments, the pains that are cured by Berberis may spread out all the more when they occur suddenly accompanied with vibrating motions. Characteristically, people who depend on the homeopathic remedy Berberis have a propensity to be somewhat languid. Usually, such people are short of vivacity and are habitually simply indolent. It is difficult for them to think in the conventional way and also do not put in any kind of effort or energy that is needed for any activity. In addition, such people also have a propensity to exaggerate things and this tendency increases with the passage of time. People requiring Berberis generally mull over such thoughts till they nearly become intolerable. Some of the condition specific uses of Berberis are discussed briefly below.
Berberis is an effective homeopathic remedy for kidney infections accompanied with sensitivity and pain in the region of the kidney; something like water is struggling to simmer through the skin. People suffering from kidney disorder and requiring Berberis usually pass deep yellow or green urine having reddish sediment akin to bran. In addition, this homeopathic remedy may possibly also aid in treating kidney stones accompanied with acute, sharp, neuralgic or colicky pain that spreads out from the kidneys to the bladder and even downwards to the legs.
People enduring gallbladder problems, especially those accompanied with sharp, spreading out, violent pain in the region of the gallbladder, expanding in the direction of the stomach may find Berberis beneficial. Colic may also result in piercing, stitching pain that spreads out from the region of the liver. Patients suffering from this condition may have inflammation of the gallbladder or the gallstones with related biliary colic (soreness in the upper portion of the abdomen) that may at times result in jaundice with pallid stools.
The homeopathic remedy Berberis is also effective for burning or piercing and cutting aches spreading from the bladder toward the urethra and accompanied with either green or deep yellow urine having reddish sediment that is akin to bran. Patients suffering from this condition may experience soreness radiating from the spermatic cord to the testes that may result in excruciating sexual intercourse.
People suffering from common joint as well as muscle pains in the arms and the legs, accompanied with sudden piercing aches spreading externally and downwards to the limbs respond well to the homeopathic remedy Berberis. In addition, people suffering from pains caused by arthritis and gout also benefit from taking this homeopathic remedy.
Berberis is also effective in healing the soreness in the lumbar region (lower back) that spreads outwardly or downwards to the thigh and occurs together with rigidity and probably by a stitch-like pain in the region of the abdomen or any side of the body.
Like in the instance of other homeopathic remedies, Berberis also needs a very particular preparation. This remedy is prepared from the bark of the barberry's petite or medium sized roots, which are dried up and sliced. Subsequently, the chopped roots are macerated in alcohol, strained, watered down and eventually succussed. The resultant solution practically does not contain even the slightest trace of the barberry plant and is known as the homeopathic remedy Berberis, which is an extremely useful remedy for an assortment of health conditions.