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Barberry fruits and leaves (Berberis vulgaris) on branches. This shrub is native to Europe. Parts of it are used in herbal medicine. Preparations from the bark can be used to treat digestive disorders such as diarrhoea and constipation. They are also thought to relieve jaundice and other liver disorders. The berries can be used to treat fevers and sore throats. Photographed in Maryland, USA.
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