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Berberis Aristata Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Berberis Aristata
Glycemic Index / Load
Tree Turmeric, Nilgiri Barberry
Botanical Name
Coscinium Fenestratum, Berberis Aristata
Hindi Name
Dar Hald, Kilmora, Kingora, Rasont

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Berberis Aristata Cures

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Nutrients in Berberis Aristata

Taste of
Berberis Aristata

Nature of
Berberis Aristata


Parts Used

Dried Stem, Fruits, Leaves,Stem Bark, Root Bark Extract

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Berberis Aristata

Excess use may cause death because of poisoning.
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Berberis Aristata is a shrub.
It is perennial.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 3 M.
Best used for Eye Diseases.

To cure most of the diseases by this herb, Rasaut is used.
Steps to make Rasaut :
1. Make a decoction of roots and lower stem part of Berberis Aristata.
2. Filter it.
3. Again boil the filtrate until it gets converted to semi solid mass.
The resultant found after 3rd step is Rasaut.


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Materia Medica for Berberis Aristata

Berberis Aristata General

Berberis Aristata is beneficial in treating Eye ailments like Conjunctivitis, Ophthalmia, Trachoma, and Opacity. It refreshes the Eyes and keeps infections at bay.
It mitigates Ear infections and Pain.
It is favourable in arresting Dental troubles like Pyorrhea, Toothache, Cavity and Swollen Gums.
It alleviates Throat infections.
Berberis Aristata is a good herbal remedy for curing Skin disorders namely Erysipelas, Eczema, Acne, Wounds, Itching, Sores, Boils, and Psoriasis.
It is advantageous in countering Stomach disorders like Dyspepsia i.e. Indigestion and Peptic Ulcers. Being Stomachic in nature, it boosts Appetite and Digestion thus, prevents Gastric Reflux.
It checks Bad Cholesterol and purifies Blood.
It is efficient in guarding Liver against disorders like Jaundice, Malaria, Hepatitis and Typhoid. However, it promotes Bile secretion.
It alleviates the condition of Spleen Enlargement which is a result of Typhoid.
Berberis Aristata is a good herbal cure for Intestinal inflammation, Colon and Duodenal Ulcers.
It cures Sweating Deficiency.
It halts expansion of Cancer cells.
It possesses Anti inflammatory properties which are helpful in easing Joint complaints namely Arthritis, Osteoporosis and Rheumatism.
It arrests water loss from the Body due to Diarrhea and Loose Motions.
Berberis Aristata is beneficial in treating Menopause related troubles like Heavy Menses or No Menses.
It eases Constipation.
Berberis Aristata ceases Vaginal Discharge.
It treats Anal Fistula.
Caution : Consult a doctor before consuming it. Pregnant and Nursing women should avoid consumption.
Single Herb

Berberis Aristata for Gum Diseases

Make a decoction of the roots and Berries of Berberis Aristata. Gargle with it twice a day.

Berberis Aristata for Wounds

Apply root powder of Berberis Aristata topically over the affected area .

Berberis Aristata for Infection

Take root powder of Berberis Aristata. Mix it with milk to make a thick paste. Apply and wash it after 15-20 Minutes.

Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) for Constipation

Take a pinch of Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) with hot water. Take once a day. Use it for 5 days.
Caution : Excess use may cause Loose Motions.

Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) for Fever

Take small quantity of Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) . Have it with warm water.
Caution : Do not use it regularly, as it may cause Loose Motions.

Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) for Ulcers

Make an infusion of Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) . Drink once a day.
Caution : Avoid excess use of Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ), As it has laxative effect.
OR : Use decoction of Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) to wash the wounds.

Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) for Eye Diseases

Apply Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) locally on the eyelids.

Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) for Jaundice

Make a decoction of Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) . Add one teaspoon Honey in it. Drink once a day.

Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) for Melasma

Take 2 grams of dried Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ). Soak it in raw milk at night. Next morning, stir and apply in upward direction on your face. Rinse after half an hour with fresh water.

Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) for Skin Diseases

Make a leaf paste of Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) and apply on the affected skin.

Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) for Diarrhea

Grind some Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) and mix with Honey ( Shehad ). Lick it to get relief.
Note : This remedy is very useful to cure Stomach problems in children.

Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) for Piles

Take extract of the roots of Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) with butter twice a day .
Or :
Mix 1 ml of Rasaut with 30 ml water. Use it to wash the affected areas.
Or :
Take a pinch of Rasaut with 1 tsp of Butter once a day.
Or :
Make a root decoction of Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) by boiling 5 gm of dried root in 1/2 Liter water. Take twice a day.

Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) for Polydipsia

Soak 30 grams Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) in 300 ml of water. Keep it overnight. Next morning eat all the berries and then drink soaked water.
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Herbal Treatment For Acne 3

Prepare a tincture of Oregon Grape, Berberis Aristata ( Kilmora ) , Coptis, Golden Seal. Take 18-20 drops in 1/4 cup of water thrice a day up to 2 weeks.

Herbal Treatment For Abscess 7

Take 4 gram of both Berberis Aristata ( Kilmora ) and Butter. Add one gram of Camphor in it. Mix well to make paste. Apply on the affected areas. Let it dry and wash with normal water.

Herbal Treatment For Acne 6

Mix Berberis Aristata ( Kilmora ) , Butter and Camphor to make fine paste. Apply it on the acne.

Herbal Treatment For Aphthous Ulcers 5

Take dried leaves of following herbs in equal quantity :
Berberis Aristata ( Kilmora ) , Jasmine, Liquorice, Chebulic Myrobalan. Grind them to make powder. Again sieve the powder to get fine powder. Take 1 tsp of the powder and add same quantity of Honey. Mix well to make paste. Apply it over mouth ulcers.

Herbal Treatment For Dysuria 3

Mix half tsp of Indian Gooseberry powder in decoction of Berberis Aristata ( Kilmora ) . Add some Honey and drink.

Herbal Treatment For Swelling 8

Take 5 grams each of the bark of Drumstick , Indian Beech, Berberis Aristata ( Kilmora ) and the root of Golden Shower. Grind with some urine of cow. Apply on the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Mumps 2

Cut Aloe Vera in two halves. Sprinkle Turmeric powder and extract of Berberis Aristata ( Kilmora ) on the pulpy side. Bandage it over the swollen area.

Herbal Treatment For Liver Diseases 3

Pepare a decoction of Dandelion root, Berberis Aristata ( Kilmora ) root and Chelone Glabra leaves. Take it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Acne 22

Take the following herbs :
Berberis Aristata : Dar Hald : Powdered : 1 teaspoon
Snow Lotus : Kuth : Powdered : 1 teaspoon
Turmeric : Haldi : Powdered : half teaspoon
Psoralea : Bkuchi : Powdered : 1/2 teaspoon
Sandalwood : Chandan : 1 teaspoon
Mix all ingredients. Add Rose Water to make paste. Apply it on affected parts for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water.

Herbal Treatment For Eye Diseases 5

Berberis Aristata ( Rasont in India ) has Antiinflammatory and Ophthalmic properties. These properties reduce inflammation and infection of eyes.
Alum ( Fitakari in India ) has Antifungal and Antibacterial property which fights infection causing bacteria and fungus.
Clarified Butter ( Ghee in India ) strengthens the eyes and improves vision.
Mix Berberis Aristata ( Rasont in India ) with Clarified Butter ( Ghee in India ) and Alum ( Fitakari in India ). Apply on the eyelids.

Herbal Treatment For Urinary Problems 1

Boil half tablespoon Indian Gooseberry ( Amla ) powder in a cup of Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ) for 10 minutes. Drink.
Queries on Berberis Aristata
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Lekh Ram Sharma
03 Jul 2015
I am using the roots of this plant for type II diabetes and High Blood Pressure and Ribs pain, is it useful for this treatment ?
08 Aug 2016
yah...u can use it for that
01 Jul 2016
What potency you use?
Mahesh Kumar
13 Jul 2015
This herb may prove beneficial in case of diabetes. It has anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties as well.
Yogesh Malpani
04 Feb 2016
My family members used this hurb for diabetes and it got controlled in 15 days. Soak the hurb in water in the night (half glass) and drink that water early in the morning - empty stomach. You can do this again for next 2-3 days with same hurb. After doing this for 15 days, check your diabetes level, it will be less than 100!
Its miracle.
25 Mar 2016
Hello I just read about your member family and wonder after the 15 days ,
do they still drink the root from the water everyday .for the rest of there life and where do you order the Berberis Aristata from Thank You Mickie2410@msn.com
Mayank pant
10 Sep 2017
Its easily available in Uttrakhand state of India. With lots of bushes
20 Dec 2019
How much daruhaldi hurbs to add in a glass of water
24 Dec 2019
Dear Raj Please mention for which ailment you want to take the herb. Few methods of taking Daruhaldi ( Berberis Aristata ) for different ailments are mentioned above under Materia Medica. In case of any query, please write back in the forum.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
27 Dec 2019
Thanks I want to use daruldi for diabetes current i take gudmar but not much benefit & i can take daruhaldi for long.
31 Dec 2019
Dear Raj. The homeopathic form of Gurmar - Gymnema Sylvestre ( mother tincture ) is very effective in treating Diabetes.
You can take 5 drops in half a glass of water twice a day. Take one dose in the morning and second dose early evening. Keep a note of your blood sugar levels after taking the medicine. It is known to low sugar levels. If it goes below than normal then reduce the intake to 3 drops twice a day.
Indian Gooseberry ( Amla ) juice, Java Plum ( Jamun ) vinegar and Bitter melon juice ( Karela ). Have 1 teaspoon once in the day for a month.
Write back after a month for further assistance.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
30 Dec 2015
where can i buy this herb?Are you diabetic ?
30 Dec 2015
Dear Nayna Whom are you asking and which herb do you want to buy?
23 Jun 2016
buy it from the internet. Order it online from an e -commerce website. buy and cure the disease, remember to take the right amounts.
Davinder Kaur
04 Jan 2016
I bought 10 gm rasont for acne.this is in black colour.please suggest how to use?
Herbpathy Research Team
05 Jan 2016
Dear Davinder Kaur If you scroll up you can see that, Rasont is not most effective for Acne. It is good Herbal treatment for Blemishes. But if you need a good remedial Treatment for Acne, You may follow the regimen. 1. Boil a hand full of Neem ( Margosa ) Leaves and boil it in water. Wash your face with this water every morning.
2. Take two tablespoon of Gram flour. Add 1 tea spoon of turmeric, 1 Lemon, 1 tablespoon of honey in it. Make a paste and apply on your face. It may cause some irritation due to lemon and Turmeric. Rinse it off after 10 minutes with cold water. Apply this home made face pack twice in a week. 3. Apply Aloe Vera Gel for 20 minutes on regular basis.
Apart from these Herbs, you should drink plenty of water.
Avoid Oily foods and Fatty Foods.
Do some Exercise on Regular Basis. Regards
Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
10 Feb 2016
Berberine percentage in berberis aristata please help me?
Herbpathy Research Team
10 Feb 2016
Dear M. Waqas
Berberine is found in root, stem bark of the Berberis Aristata. The percentage of Berberine present in this plant is-- 3.80 % in root and 2.60 % in stem bark.
If you have any known allergy or sensitivity to Berberine, you should not be taking it then. Regards
Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
12 Feb 2016
How much maximum dosage of berberis aristata can taken thrice a day for diabetes?
16 Feb 2016
Plz tell me about the maximum dosage of berberis aristata for diabetes thrice a day?
16 Feb 2016
Plz tell me herbpathy research team?
Umme Zainah
06 Jan 2017
Take 6 GM of this herb soak overnight in a cup of water and drink that water in the morning for diabetes. Ur Pakistni morning shows gives a lot of information on this. Masha Allah! May Allah give cure soon aameen.
M.waqas ( Pakistan )
19 Feb 2016
How much maximum dosage of berberis aristata for diabetes in a day?
22 Feb 2016
Dear M.waqas
As we have mentioned above in the ' Cures' section that Berberis Aristarta is only in Effective Herbs to cure Diabetes. The Herbs which have shown highly positive effects in curing Diabetes are-- Fever Nut, Gudmar and Ginseng.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
23 Feb 2016
I want to use it because berberis aristata contain berberine and berberine works like metformin hcl?therefore i want to use it
M.waqas ( Pakistan )
27 Feb 2016
Plz reply me
Herbpathy team
Herbapthy Admin
07 Mar 2016
Dear M. Waqas
It is difficult to comment. The way you wish to use this Herb, so as to make it work like metformin, the dosage and the percentage can not be stated as such. So if you do not wish to try out any other Herb, then you may experiment with the Herb as per your choice and match it. Moreover different herbs react differently on different people depending on the age, sex, physical condition and even on the environmental conditions. So it is difficult to calculate the exact dosage and that too for a particular chemical constituent. In this case, you may carry out your own experiment for the same. You may take this herb and observe the results. After a precise observation, you may continue to take the herb accordingly.
Tammy vincent ( Ohio )
04 Mar 2016
are there any side effects of Indian barberry
Boni Bose
08 Mar 2016
Excessive dosage may even cause death due to poisoning. The dose should be limited. It can be fatal
Robert lang ( United States )
10 Mar 2016
Where can I buy this product?
Jaideep ( India,J )
12 Mar 2016
my friend has permission to extrat 200 quintal of rasont in Doda region of J & K.If you have any requirement, please let us know
Donald Smith ( Jamaica )
10 Apr 2016
Good Day ,
I am interested in obtaining capsules of Berberis Aristata to use in treatment of Diabetes , where is the best source ?

D. Smith
Alexander Palmer ( USA Texas )
19 May 2016
where can I get this from I have diabetes and insulin is not controlling it. its stays very high please help me
26 May 2016
Guys, i think you should give a try to Gymnema Sylvestre and Tinospora Cordifolia tincture. Also take Land Caltrops Capsules for 1 month.
23 Jun 2016
Gymnema Sylvestre tincture is the homeopathic name of the herb very effective for diabetes. Take 5 drops of this tincture in a glass of water before every meal. Try this for a week, then keep note of your sugar levels, if it lowers, then you can accordingly reduce the dosage of insulin. Okayy.... You can buy the tincture from any homeopathic store in your area.
DALE WEBER ( United States )
17 Jul 2016
best time of day to take berberine ....does it make you sleepy or awake?
Miah shergill
08 Aug 2016
Initially, Berberine makes you feel a little sleepy. But that goes away with time. When I used to take it, after a week i started feeling more energetic after taking it. So, it depends from person to person. But yes, do not immediately drive after eating it. Make your body used to it first.
Azhar Mehmood instagram_Alif _azhar01
15 May 2020
Morning 30min before breakfast
Tayo ( Nigeria/Oyo )
30 Jul 2016
Pls where can I get it in Nigeria. Thanks
Tayo ( Nigeria/Oyo state )
30 Jul 2016
Pls where can I get it in Nigeria. My email is t4teniola@ymail.com
01 Aug 2016
You will have to do a little research for that. I believe that you can order the herb from an e commerce website which deals with herbs. The best thing to do is look for the herb over the internet.
07 Oct 2016
Does it cure vitiligo. A person swears by this herb he stands cured of vitiligo in just three months???
He says take a pinch of herb put it in half cup of water in morning and drink water in evening. Similarly take once morning and evening...
Comments please..
14 Oct 2016
Mahesh Yes, The herb shows effective results in curing Vitiligo. You gotta be patient. It may take 3 to 6 months to cure Vitiligo. Take it in the form of tea. Twice in a day. Another very effective herb is Babchi. Cranberry juice can be applied on the affected area.
Mutahir ( Pakistan )
23 Feb 2017
Is this helps in cures cancer
Parth ( Gujarat )
23 Mar 2017
Can we use this herb by adding it to cattle feed? Will it be good if given to my cow ? If yes, then in what proportion ?
Please connect me on my mail address: parthdavda3264@gmail.com
Henry kalu ( Abuja Nigeria )
07 May 2017
can u still take metformin,or glucophage when taking this berberis aristata,for diabetes patient,hope u can get it nigeria,with some gardeners
Rohini Sejal ( India )
08 May 2017
You may take Metformin while taking Berberis Aristata, but discuss with your doctor first. It may or may not suit you.
And, keep a regular check on your sugar readings, because the Metformin and Berberis Aristata may reduce the sugar level beyond the normal. So, monitor regularly. Place the order of Berberis mother tincture from the internet. And Metformin tablets can be bought from any drug store.
Bilal ( Pakistan )
31 May 2017
Can I use this medicine for my skin acne ?
16 Jul 2017
Does Berberis Aristata increase BP?
17 Mar 2018
No .BP will decrease.
Mohit rana ( India )
16 Aug 2017
can I take for long lasting period tell me.pz
Movie rana ( India )
18 Aug 2017
Hi sir I have been chlorine pressure urticariya since8year I am using urtiplex haridra khans kayakalpvati bio guest histamine there is daruhaldi ingredient is it save for me I am taking medicine around1 year but it's only controable 0. 4gm I took daruhaldi
Jay ( Canada )
15 Sep 2017
Where may I purchase Berberais Aristata
I live in Canada.
Sanjay Gupta ( India/Haryana )
14 Dec 2017
Can I use rasount as eye drops also?
Diane Siira ( USA, CO )
21 Jan 2018
What medical benefits are there for berberis aristota
Sambhav Kwatra ( Punjab )
23 Jan 2018
Hey I have some pimples on my forehead... Will this be beneficial for that... I mean someone told me to make paste of thi rasont and use it on the effected area and it'll remove all the acne.. Prone part... Is this true!!
Vijay Kashyap ( India )
24 Jan 2018
If the dried root and lower stem of the berberis is boiled in water to make a kada instead of Rasaut. Can it be taken as kada to cure skin deceases?
Shankar ( Nepal )
17 Mar 2018
I have this root get from nepal .how long have to used for Daibetes 2 and how much per day ?
Mani Taneja
03 Apr 2018
Shankar. Why do you want to take Berberis Aristata ? What is the disease that you want to cure?
Explain the symptoms in detail.
Sheetal ( India )
01 Apr 2018
My mother said I must give this to my 3 months old child ... should I give it or not she says it is cold in nature ...so must be given during hot summers
03 Apr 2018
Sheetal. No please. do not give anything to your child without the physical diagnosis. Why do you want to give Berberis to your 3 month old child ? What is the problem ?
Amy Costa
05 Apr 2018
Where can I buy this herb Berberis Aristata. I've been looking for one week now on the internet and I cannot find it. Could you please be kind enough to give me the specific company. Also I am looking for Borneo Mahogany Oil, Carcinosin, Deer Placenta and Babchi or Bakuchiol. It is very hard to source them. I would really appreciate your help.
Dr.Waseem Quereshi
09 Feb 2019
You can contact at this number
Vishal ( New Delhi )
05 Oct 2018
what are the side effects of berberis aristata on the skin??
M raza ( Pakistan )
10 Oct 2018
Is this berberis aristata effective from chronic kidney disease stage 5? Pre-dialysis? Will it help some way? Pz reply
Omar ( India )
17 Dec 2018
HI , I wanted to know weather to use darhaldi powder or shudh rasont extract ot rasont/raswant (Black Mass) for melasma. Its a little confusing. Pls help here
Mrs. Waqas ( Pakistan )
06 Jan 2019
How to cure breast Lump?
Dr.Waseem Quereshi
09 Feb 2019
Mix Castor Oil & Turmeric
1tsp castor oil + 1/2tsp pure home grind turmeric
Mix both and apply with a Bandage at night open at morning, again mix and apply in bandage, do it day and night you will see that it will slowly VANISHHHH!!!
Valerie becker ( OH-Ohio )
08 Mar 2019
hello. i've been clearing my throat for years and it's getting worse. feels like there is constant mucus but there is nothing to bring up. was told it was 'gerd' but it isn't. what is the best thing to reduce constant mucus in the throat and esophagus? recently had an xray and NOW supposedly it is my neck that is irritating the esophagus. the doctor recommended a surgeon, but later told me it's too dangerous a surgery, and i sure don't want surgery. thank you very much
Fouziaaqeel ( Pakistan )
10 Mar 2019
Is this for pimples and for skin problems
Ugochukwu Isaac Okoye
18 May 2019
Good morning. Am Ugochukwu from Nigeria. Please how can I treat my stomach ulcer effectively and permanently. It disturbs me a lot
Mrs kashif ( Pakistan )
23 Jun 2020
Greetings. Cam
N sumblo be of any help in treating bi thalamic glioma?. My 6 year old daughter is suffering from this type if brain tumor, the doctors say its untreatable. Plz help if this or any other herb could help fight tge disease. Many thanks.
Sumaya ( India )
17 Sep 2020
Is rasont useful for gastric ulcers
Waqas ( Pakistan )
14 Oct 2020
I have a hairfall problem since last 20 years. I contacted a clinic they have advised me to apply this herb with caster and egg oil? Is this okay for me?
Mansi ( India )
05 Nov 2020
Does this help in curing ulcerative colitis as well?
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