Barberry is a subtropical plant with red fruits, small and sour taste. Barberry is mostly grown in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, and various parts of the plant, including its roots, bark and fruit, are used for medicinal purposes. Dried barberries (zereshk) have a delicious tart flavor that complements sour and sweet recipes alike. Dried barberries also make an addition to chicken salad, roasted vegetables and soups. Barberry has unique properties and benefits. Medicinal properties of barberry include the treatment of high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, various infections and inflammation, colds and digestive disorders.