* Cosmetic: Barberry root infusions are used as topical skin washes. The root bark is also infused in oil to make salves and lotions.
* Culinary: Used in Europe as a bitter tonic. Use in tea blends or use to produce tinctures and extracts.
* Wellness: Barberry root bark contains beta-carotene, lutein, zinc, vitamin C and thiamine. May be ground and encapsulated.
* Safety: Vitamin B6 supplements inhibit the effects of berberine. May interact with certain medications.