Indian Barberry is a semi deciduous shrub, 2-4 m high, leaves lanceolate or
narrowly obovate-oblong, entire or with a few large spinous teeth, arranged
alternately on stem. Inflorescence a raceme, flowers yellow born in
axillary clusters longer than the leaves. Fruit, berries, black.
Indian Barberry's roots are used as remedy for
swollen and sore eyes, broken bones, wounds, gonorrhea, curative piles,
unhealthy ulcers, acute conjunctive and in chronic opthalmia, also used as
bitter tonic astringent, diaphoretic and febrifuge. Leaves are given in