Do you really know the efficacy of berberine?

- Mar 06, 2019-


Berberine has been used as an over-the-counter drug in the treatment of diarrhea in the clinic, but modern pharmacological studies have confirmed that berberine has significant anti-heart failure, anti-arrhythmia, lowering cholesterol, resisting vascular smooth muscle proliferation, improving insulin resistance, anti-platelet, anti-inflammatory Such effects, and thus may have broad and important application prospects in the cardiovascular system and nervous system diseases, and are receiving increasing attention.

Berberine is an important alkaloid and is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for a long time in China. It can be extracted from plants such as berberine, cork, and three needles. It has a remarkable bacteriostatic effect. The commonly used berberine hydrochloride is also called berberine hydrochloride, and its chemical structure is shown in the figure. Berberine can fight against pathogenic microorganisms and inhibit various bacteria such as dysentery bacilli, tuberculosis, pneumococcal bacteria, typhoid bacillus and diphtheria bacilli. Among them, zeosin has the strongest effect and is commonly used to treat bacterial gastroenteritis and dysentery. Equal gastrointestinal disease. It is mainly used for the treatment of bacterial dysentery and gastroenteritis. It has no drug resistance and side effects.