Daruharidra is an evergreen shrub. Fruit of this plant is rich source of vitamin C. The root bark of this herb is rich in berberine and isoquinoline alkaloids. Whole plant is very good source of dye and it used for dyeing clothes, cotton and leathers. Roots of this herb are used in the preparations of alcoholic drinks. Daruharidra is used in Ayurveda to treat eye disorders, skin disorders with itching, diabetes, urinary tract diseases, etc. Daruharidra is an anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-viral, ant-diabetic, and anti-inflammatory.