Berberine against Candida stronger than antibiotics by #30325 ..... Candida Support Forum
Date: 10/30/2004 9:31:07 AM ( 9 year ago)
Berberine's action against Candida is actually stronger than that of antibiotics commonly used for these pathogens.
Berberine, found in golden seal, barberry and Oregon grape, is the alkaloid responsible for the antibiotic actions of these botanicals. Berberine has been shown to increase the blood supply to the spleen and to promote the release of compounds such as tuftsin that potentiate immune function. Berberine has also been shown to activate macrophages.
In several clinical studies berberine has shown significant success in the treatment of acute diarrhea. Berberine containing plants have been employed in a variety of ocular complaints, and have shown remarkable effect in the treatment of trachoma, an infectious eye disease due to Chlamvdia trochamatis.
Berberine has been shown in several clinical studies to stimulate the secretion of bile (cholerectic effect) and bilirubin. Berberine has been shown to correct the hypertyraminemia of patients with liver cirrhosis. Berberine also produces an antipyretic effect three times as potent as aspirin in a pyretic model in rats.
Berberine has shown antimicrobial activity against bacteria, protozoa, and fungi, including: Staph sp., Strep. sp., Chlamydia sp., Corynebacterium diphtheria, E. coli, Salmonella typhi, Vibrio cholerae, Diplococcus pneumonia, Pseudomonas sp., Shigella dysenteriae, Entamoeba histolytica, Trichomonas vaginalis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and meningitis, Treponema pallidum, Giardia lamblia, and Leishmania donovani.
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