Cultivate barberry bush thanks to a stunning magical properties. To say it bluntly: gives a lot of inconvenience to collect berries, because they are protected by sharp spines. Harvesting with adult bushes – is from 2 to 10 kg of small berries. But the usefulness of this berry forced to suffer a little nuance. And you can collect is not necessarily at the ripening because barberry not crumble and does not lose its beneficial properties after frost.
In medicine, barberry is used as a remedy for disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and has a hemostatic effect. Berry taking high blood pressure to lower pressure. Ripened berries are very rich in vitamins C and E. Vitamin C content in them more than other fruits, for example – citrus. Leaves contain malic acid, and vitamins C and E have a choleretic effect. barberry seeds are composed of a huge amount of fatty oil, which is structurally similar to sea buckthorn oil.
Barberry is used for making jam, jam, juice, marmalade, jelly, kvass, wine, and even vinegar. The berries are dried, a seasoning added to the pilaf and many other dishes.
Also, it is grown for decoration, because shrubs are easy to carry pruning, so that the bush can take a round or oval shape. In the spring it is very beautiful in bloom, and autumn is richly colored leaves.