Barberry cultivation in Khorasan is concentrated in the south of the province, especially around Birjand and Qaen where environmental conditions (hot weather, low relative humidity, water shortage, and soil condition) are unfavorable for the growth of other horticultural crops.
In Iran, more than 5,000 tonnes of barberries are produced each year. Khorasan, located in northeastern Iran, is the production center with about 6,000 hectares of field growing barberry. Each year, more than 4,500 tonnes are harvested in the Khorasan region alone.
Barberry has a sour taste and this sour taste causes iron to be absorbed in it. The health benefits of barberry are various so that it can even be referred to as a cholesterol level controller. This action is made possible by the dietary fiber present in barberry. Also, active antioxidants in this fruit can help the immune system.
Barberry has been used in traditional herbal medicine for thousands of years. They contain several beneficial compounds, most notably berberine, which acts as an antioxidant and may help manage conditions like diabetes, fight dental infections, and treat acne.
Barberries are highly nutritious. They are rich in carbs, fiber, and several vitamins and minerals.
In particular, the berries are an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that may help protect against cellular damage, which can lead to heart disease and cancer.
The bright red color of the berries comes from anthocyanins, which are plant pigments that may boost your brain and heart health, among other benefits.
Harms of barberry plant
If you consume too much barberry, it will cause bloating in the stomach.
Excessive use of barberry and its derivatives (leaves and stems) is not suitable for pregnant women, because it stimulates the uterus and may cause miscarriage.
If you use barberry a lot for a long time, it will cause stomach and intestinal discomfort and make it difficult to absorb enough vitamin B in the body.
Excessive use of barberry may cause side effects such as shock, nausea, vomiting, blood pressure reduction, heart rate reduction, nosebleeds and kidney damage.
Do not give barberry herbal extract to children without medical supervision.
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