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How did berberine get its name?

Do you know what berberine is?

How did it get its name?

Why is it so bitter? It starts with a story……

In ancient China, a Chinese doctor named Tao planted hundreds of Chinese herbs in his garden. Whenever he went on a long trip, he asked a young man named Huang Lian from a neighboring village to help him keep watch over his home and manage the garden, One winter morning, frost everywhere, Huang Lian happened to find a dark green flower by the side of the path leading to the back mountain, growing very lovely. So he moved the flowers back to the garden and watered and fertilized it.

Mr. Tao’s daughter suddenly fell ill one day, vomiting and diarrhea. Her mother went to the doctor everywhere, but there was no relief. Huang is very anxious, suddenly, he thought of the green flower, why not give it a try? So he pulled flowers from the backyard, boiled them down and gave to her to drink.  Miraculously, the daughter’s illness was  cured. After Mr. Tao came back, he listened to Huang Lian’s treatment, he learned the truth from it: His daughter’s disease must be cured with a prescription of clearing heat and detoxification. It seems that this flower has special effects on clearing heat and detoxification!

In order to commemorate the saving grace of Huang Lian, Mr. Tao named it “Huang Lian” with his name(Berberine is extracted),since then, berberine has become a commonly used medicine in traditional Chinese medicine.

So let’s look at the detailed berberine information:

💬What is Berberine?


Berberine hydrochloride is an organic compound, yellow crystalline powder, soluble in boiling water, slightly soluble in cold water, mainly used as an antimicrobial.

💬What effect does berberine have?

1. Antibacterial effect: Berberine can inhibit the growth of a variety of pathogenic microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc., especially Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, E. coli and other common pathogens have a better inhibitory effect.

2. Anti-inflammatory effect: Berberine can inhibit the production and release of inflammatory cytokines, thereby reducing inflammatory response. At the same time, it can also reduce the symptoms of inflammatory diseases such as arthritis and acne.

3. Lipid-lowering effect: Berberine can inhibit the activity of cholesterol synthase, reduce plasma cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and help prevent and treat diseases such as hyperlipidemia and arteriosclerosis.

berberine hcl powder

🔔Berberine has many benefits, but for your health, you have to follow your own circumstances, if there are the following circumstances, please use with caution:

If you plan to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding, consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to this medicine or substance.

If the medication you are taking interacts with berberine, consult your doctor.