Berberine [For] Cholesterol: Evidence is coming in that berberine can lower cholesterol in people with high cholesterol. According to article in MedlinePlus (see link below), “taking 500 mg of berberine twice daily for 3 months seems to reduce total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL or ?bad?) cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in people with high cholesterol.”
Side effects and drug interaction may vary by many factors influencing individuals and must be further studied before using this remedy. MedlinePlus article on Proper usage, side effects & drug interactions will be a good place to start.