Berberine hydrochloride

Product name:Berberine hydrochloride 
Color:Yellow crystal powder
Molecular formula:C20H18ClNO4
Molecular weight:336

Berberine hydrochloride  is a quaternary ammonium salt from the protoberberine group of isoquinoline alkaloids. It is found in such plants as Berberis (e.g. Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape), Berberis vulgaris (Barberry), and Berberis aristata (Tree Turmeric)), Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal), Phellodendron amurense (Amur Cork Tree, Huang Bai, Huang Po, Po Mu) and Coptis chinensis (Chinese Goldthread, Huang-Lian, Huang-Lien), and Tinospora cordifolia, and to a smaller extent in Argemone mexicana (Prickly Poppy) and Eschscholzia californica (Californian Poppy). Berberine HCL is usually found in the roots, rhizomes, stems, and bark.


Berberine HCL main Function:

1. Berberine HCL has the function of removing heat and damp, relieving fire and eliminating toxins;

2. Berberine HCL has the function of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antigens worm; And it has obvious inhibition to influenza viruses;

3. Berberine HCL has the function of relaxing vascular smooth muscle, and anti diarrhea;

4. Berberine HCL has the function of resisting arrhythmia, lowering presue, and regulating blood level;

5. Berberine HCL With the function of cholagogue, it can increase bile secreted;

6. Berberine HCL has anti cerebral ischemia effect, it can anti-oxygen free radical and reduce cerebral inland.


 Berberine HCL Application:

 1. It is used against asthma, diarrhoea, cholera, verminosis and gastralgia dyspepsia

2. It is used in lumbago, hysteria, dyspepsia and worm affection.

3. It is used as surfactant and used for washing hairs and fabrics.


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 Yellow Powder



Particle size

100% pass through 80 mesh sieve


Loss on drying(5h at105°C)


Ash(3h at 600°C)


Total Heavy Metals




Arsenic(as AS2O3)


Residual Solvents

Eur. Pharm. 2000

Berberine Hydrochloride



Total bacterial count


Yeast & Mould

Max.100cfu /g

Escherichia coli presence