Barberry extract comes from a fruit that is native to Europe (Berberis vulgaris). The barberry bush is a small shrub that produces small red berries that are commonly used to make jelly, jam, and wine. In Medieval Europe, people used it to help with simple ailments. Barberry extract (Berberis vulgaris) is a natural antibacterial.* It helps support the digestive system and promotes healthy skin and supports a healthy heart.** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.