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  • isoquinoline
  • Berberine is an isoquinoline alkaloid with a bright yellow color that is easily seen in most of the herb materials that contain any significant amount of this compound. (itmonline.org)
  • Accumulating evidence indicates that berberine, an isoquinoline alkaloid isolated from traditional Chinese medicinal herbs, may act as a promising anti-neurodegenerative agent by inhibiting the activity of the most important pathogenic enzymes, ameliorating intracellular oxidative stress, attenuating neuroinflammation, triggering autophagy and protecting neurons against apoptotic cell death. (eurekaselect.com)
  • herbal
  • Currently, there are two treatment approaches to Alzheimer's disease in China: use of complex herbal formulas based on the traditional methods of Chinese medicine, or administration of an alkaloid drug, called huperzine A, derived from the herb huperzia. (itmonline.org)
  • efficacy
  • The objective of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of berberine in the treatment of type 2 diabetic patients with dyslipidemia. (nih.gov)
  • symptoms
  • Recent clinical trials have yielded conflicting results as to which of the disease organisms causing intestinal symptoms are responsive to berberine (1, 2). (itmonline.org)
  • Early research suggests that berberine can reduce some of the symptoms and lower the death rate in some people with congestive heart failure. (webmd.com)
  • Early research suggests that taking a combination of berberine and soy isoflavones can reduce menopausal symptoms. (webmd.com)
  • diarrhea
  • Some early research suggests that taking 400 mg of berberine sulfate can decrease diarrhea in people with certain bacterial infectionsE. (webmd.com)
  • However, berberine does not seem to enhance the effects of the antibiotic tetracycline in treating diarrhea related to cholera infection. (webmd.com)
  • experiments
  • The hypotensive action of berberine has been confirmed in several pharmacology experiments, but follow-up clinical trials have been lacking. (itmonline.org)
  • The check experiments were studied based on agar cup method to observe the inhibitory diameter and serial dilution method to determine the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of berberine on C. albicans growth. (springer.com)
  • contains
  • Early research suggests that applying an ointment that contains berberine and beta-sitosterol can treat second-degree burns as effectively as conventional treatment with silver sulfadiazine. (webmd.com)
  • diabetes
  • One hundred sixteen patients with type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia were randomly allocated to receive berberine (1.0 g daily) and the placebo for 3 months. (nih.gov)
  • Berberine is effective and safe in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia. (nih.gov)
  • Berberine seems to slightly reduce blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. (webmd.com)
  • Early research suggests that berberine decreases blood sugar, blood fats called triglycerides, and markers of liver damage in people with diabetes and hepatitis B or C. (webmd.com)
  • effective
  • The anti-fungal activity of berberine could also be expressed as half-inhibitory concentration IC 50 , i.e., 50% effective in this inhibition. (springer.com)
  • Early research suggests that taking berberine is more effective than the drug ranitidine at eliminating H. pylori infection. (webmd.com)
  • However, berberine seems less effective at healing ulcers in people with stomach ulcers due to H. pylori. (webmd.com)
  • It can be used effectively both internally or externally, containing 20 amino acids and assorted peptides and alkaloids.Active ingredients include hydroxyanthracene derivatives of the anthrone type, very effective as a laxative when taken internally, inducing an active secretion of water and electrolytes into the lumen of the gut and inhibiting the absorption of electrolytes and water by the colon. (clasupplementcenter.com)
  • evidence
  • There is evidence that in instances of hypofunction, berberine enhances the motility and contractility of the gastrointestinal system. (naturalnews.com)
  • traditional
  • This orange-yellow alkaloid has been used by both Native Americans and European colonists, as well as practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, for its healing benefits on the digestive and cardiovascular systems . (naturalnews.com)
  • blood
  • People in North America used the alkaloid to prevent infections, ease digestive stress, and as a blood toner. (naturalnews.com)
  • Also, some early research suggests that taking 500 mg of berberine 2-3 times daily for up to 3 months might control blood sugar as effectively as metformin or rosiglitazone. (webmd.com)
  • research
  • Research shows that applying a gel containing berberine can reduce pain, redness, oozing, and the size of ulcers in people with canker sores. (webmd.com)
  • Early research suggests that using eye drops containing berberine and tetrahydrozoline for does not reduce eye pressure in people with glaucoma better than eye drops containing tetrahydrozoline alone. (webmd.com)