Barberry is a thornbush with small gold yellow sweet-scented flowers. Barberry blossoms in May-June. Even though barberry was originally grown in Africa, it is very popular in Ukraine, Russia, in the Caucasus. It mostly grows in woods, on sidehills, in ravines.
Barberry in dentistry and against diseases of the mouth cavity. Barberry decoction is used as a mouthwash. It has a tanning effect and promotes arrest of bleeding caused by catarrhal stomatitis or C-hypovitaminosis.