The Mayo Clinic has published research proving that chronic sinusitis is caused by an underlying fungal infection in the sinuses with a superimposed bacterial infection. Barberry may address both bacterial and fungal infections. Many patients that have asthma and bronchospastic disease have chronic sinusitis or chronic bron- chitis as an underlying cause. Since Barberry may address the underlying infectious causes, it may assist with bronchospasm and asthma. Many practitioners have also found that atherosclerotic disease appears to be primarily an infectious disease caused by bacteria, fungi and sometimes viruses; those practitioners have found Barberry may be helpful in resolving the infection which may assist in diminishing atherosclerosis. In 2004, a study performed at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia confirmed both antifungal and antibacterial properties of Mahonia aquifolium. Published studies confirm that Jatrorrhizine, one of the compounds in Mahonia aquifolium, has been found to have significant antifungal properties.
Oregon Grape Root (Mahonia aquifolium) extract
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