Goldenseal Root,Echinacea's partner, broad-spectrum herbs and its uses.
Applications and Properties:
Antibacterial and antibiotic.
Cleanse the body.
Inhibited clot retraction.
Skin disorders and sore eyes.
Ulcerations of mucosal surfaces.
Goldenseal is the root of Hydrastis Canadensis. Goldenseal root is famous for use against sore throat and strep throat, effective against bladder infections. It is the alkaloid berberine which makes goldenseal root an effective remedy against protozoa, bacteria and fungi.
Goldenseal was used by the American Indians as a treatment for irritations and inflammation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tracts. It was commonly used topically for skin and eye infections. Because of its anti-microbial activity, goldenseal has a long history of use for infectious diarrhea, upper respiratory tract infections, and vaginal infections. Goldenseal is often recommended in combination with echinacea for the treatment of colds and flu.
Dosage:Standardized extract: 30 - 120 mg, up to 3 times daily.Tinctures (1:5): 3 - 7 mL, daily
Safety and Toxicity:
To avoid toxicity do not take large doses of goldenseal. Regular use should not exceed three weeks. Do not combine goldenseal with blood thinners, alcohol, or beta blockers.
Goldenseal should not be taken during pregnancy,should not be taken for extended periods of time since it reduces the gut's capacity to absorb some nutrients, notably B vitamins. Taken as recommended, goldenseal is generally safe. However, as with all alkaloid-containing plants, high amounts may lead to gastrointestinal distress and possible nervous system effects. Goldenseal is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.
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