Deriving from the barberry, a shrub that grows tart red berries predominantly found in Europe, Africa and Asia. Its berries have been used in traditional medicine for centuries to help with digestive issues, infections, and skin conditions. These berries contain several beneficial compounds, most notably berberine, which acts as an antioxidant and may help manage conditions like diabetes, fight dental infections, and help reduce acne.
Used primarily for digestive complaints including constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, stomach pain,
gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, and preparation for certain GI diagnostic procedures. Some people use rhubarb so they have to strain less during bowel movements.