Plant and Herbs

Berberis Aquifolium root extract for Skin

Berberis Aquifolium (Oregon grape, barberry, berberis) belongs to the Berberidaceae family. This plant has been extensively used in traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of various conditions such as tuberculous, wounds, periodontitis, dysentery, eczema, and icterus.

The root and wood contain isoquinoline alkaloids including palmatine, berberine, jatorrhizamine, beramine, and magnoflorine.

What are the benefits of Berberis Aquifolium for the skin?

  • It can help in treating psoriasis and atopic dermatitis
  • It can help in treating acne vulgaris.
  • It may help with hyperpigmentation.

Who can use Berberis Aquifolium?

Berberis Aquifolium should be suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and skin of colour, but do make sure to conduct a test patch to see if you are allergic to this extract.