American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bitter-tasting yellow alkaloid, C20H19NO5, obtained from several plants such as goldenseal and having medical uses as an antipyretic and antibacterial agent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alkaloid (C20H17 NO4) widely distributed in the vegetable kingdom, being found in the barberry and a considerable number of plants, or parts of plants, whose extracts combine a yellow color and bitter taste. It forms fine yellow acicular crystals, sparingly soluble in water, having a bitter taste. The sulphate and hydrochlorate are soluble, but with difficulty.
- n. chemistry An alkaloid obtained, as a bitter, yellow substance, from the root of the barberry, gold thread, and other plants.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained, as a bitter, yellow substance, from the root of the barberry, gold thread, and other plants.
- New Latin Berberis, barberry genus (from Medieval Latin berberis, barberry) + -ine2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Barberry contains berberine, which is believed to enhance immune function by stimulating immune cells called macrophages, white cells that circulate throughout the blood, gobbling bacteria, viruses, and other foreign invaders.”
“From analysis by Buchner and Herberger, it is shown that the root contains a new principle called berberine, which acts like rhubarb, and with equal promptness and activity.”
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
“Half of it is in cash and half of it is in stock. berberine hybrid-kernel”
“It's a pity, but with their massive fines they need the money anyway. ca_aok berberine”
“I have had both a laptop AND a desktop for the past 10 years and I couldn't work with any of them missing. berberine”
“Besides that, my desktop is on 24/7 for various things and I use the laptops only when necessary. berberine”
“Oregon grape root contains the yellow compound berberine, a natural antibiotic like goldenseal.”
“However, many of the uses can be accommodated by cheaper herbs such as Oregon grape root or East Coast barberry root, both of which also contain berberine as one of their principal chemical constituents.”
“It does contain compounds such as berberine that have some antibacterial properties, but there is very little evidence that it is effective in preventing colds.”
“It contains berberine, which makes it useful for a wide variety of microbes.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘berberine’.
bottled and uncorked
Looking for tweets for berberine.