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ber·ber·ine

(ber'ber-ēn),
An alkaloid from Hydrastis canadensis (family Berberidaceae); has been used as an antimalarial, antipyretic, and carminative, and externally for indolent ulcers.

berberine

/ber·ber·ine/ (bur´bur-ēn) an alkaloid from species of Berberis and related plants, and from Hydrastis canadensis; it has antimicrobial activity and has been used in treatment of various infections and in ulcer dressings.

berberine

(bûr′bə-rēn′)
n.
A bitter, yellow alkaloid, C20H19NO5, obtained from several plants such as goldenseal and having medical uses as an antipyretic and antibacterial agent.

berberine

Herbal medicine
A nonaqueous bitter alkaloid abundant in the rhizomes and roots of goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis and barberry, which is amebicidal, antibacterial (used to treat cholera), antimalarial, antipyretic, sedative, a gastic tonic and possibly antihypertensive.

ber·ber·ine

(bĕr'bĕr-ēn)
An alkaloid fromHydrastis canadensis; has been used as an antimalarial, antipyretic, and carminative, and externally for indolent ulcers.

berberine (br·b·rēnˑ),

n alkaloid derived from the plants belonging to
Berberidaceae family with long history of medicinal use in both Ayurveda and Chinese medicine; used to treat intestinal parasite infections, ocular trachoma infections, and bacterial diarrhea.

berberine

a poisonous pyridine alkaloid found in the weeds Argemone, Berberis, Mahonia spp.
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Its roots are bright yellow due to the medicinal compound berberine, also found in Goldenseal.
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Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal) is an herbaceous understory perennial, native to the eastern forests of North America, and is valued for its fleshy rhizomes, which contain the important alkaloids hydrastine and berberine.
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