Berberine has anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic powers. It may also reduce high cholesterol and protect against heart disease.

Berberine is a natural alkaloid, yellow in colour, found in a number of healing plants such as Oregan Grape, Tree Turmeric, Goldenseal, Barberry, Cork-Tree and Chinese Goldthread.

It has been used in both Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years and is well known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, often being used for gastrointestinal infections.

Over recent years, there have been increasing studies looking into the health benefits of berberine, and it appears to have a few superpowers up its sleeve.