Checche ( Berberis Spp)Checche ( Berberis Spp)

Checche ( Berberis Spp)

It is a shrub of about 1,5 meter high, growing in the Andes. The branches which are thorny are used as protection on animal fences. The flowers are a powerful dye, used for textiles. The young women of the Andean villages also use this dye for their nails. The trunk also has medicinal properties, such as calming. 

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