January 21, 2013 at 4:21 am #94999
Can someone point me to some information about why Berberine is not accepted on this protocol?
Raster sent me to wikipedia, but it states that Berberine is good for Candida.
“This is what wikipedia says about Berberine.
“As a traditional medicine or dietary supplement, berberine has shown some activity against fungal infections, Candida albicans, yeast, parasites, and bacterial/viral infections. Berberine seems to exert synergistic effects with fluconazole even in drug-resistant C. albicans infections.”
-wikipediaJanuary 21, 2013 at 4:28 am #95000
Barberry – This one of the three most common western medicinal roots containing berberine, which has potent antifungal properties. Berberine demonstrates significant anti-fungal activity while leaving beneficial microflora in the gut intact. It’s is also good for diarrhea.
Research has shown that berberine can effectively prevent candida yeasts from producing lipase, an enzyme which they use to help them colonize.
You would take barberry as a supplemental treatment for candida albicans as opposed to cooking with ii
I started taking Barberry with Olive leaf, Oregano Oil and Coconut oilJanuary 21, 2013 at 4:40 am #95002
I would like to know why the forum advises against Berberine.January 21, 2013 at 5:12 am #95003
same here, I think some people say it kills the good bacteria also but I read it doesn’t, so I don’t know eitherJanuary 22, 2013 at 4:14 am #95088
I’d really like to know.January 22, 2013 at 11:55 am #95109
I believe it’s not recommended because it may kill the good bacteria in your gut, although I’ve no idea if this is actually true. But I believe Able has stated such in the past. If you want to use it, then give it a try for a week or two and see how you feel. I’ve taken Goldenseal a few times in the past, but didn’t really notice any difference either way.January 22, 2013 at 3:59 pm #95118
The herbs which contain berberine are barberry, goldenseal, and Oregon grape.
Goldenseal is one of the dozens of herbs with which I experienced during the six months I was trying to create a workable diet and treatment for a Candida overgrowth. I never received so much as an hour of die-off from the herb. But of course, as always, it’s up to you whether or not you want to experiment with these herbs yourself, if so, they’re sold at almost any vitamin store.
About the research:
Berberine is an alkaloid found in certain herbs. This particular alkaloid is a mild antifungal which makes it capable of killing Candida yeasts. However, with this ability, berberine is also capable of destroying healthy gut flora and is know to cause damage to the intestinal lining. Berberine also is noted as raising the blood pressure and depleting the body of potassium.
These are the reasons why I’ve never recommended herbs which contain berberine on the forum, especially since there are plenty of safer herbs to choose from.
AbleAugust 16, 2014 at 10:43 pm #120680
That’s definitely a good reason to look for other alternatives.
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