Goldenseal root information
Goldenseal is used by herbal
practitioners as an antimicrobial, bitter tonic and a mucous membrane tonic. It
has many uses but is perhaps most commonly used as a natural remedy for Candida.
It is an endangered species and we would recommend that you buy organic goldenseal to ensure that it is sustainably farmed
Goldenseal has traditionally been used as a natural
Candida leukorrhea and
Colds, flu’s & ear
Upper respiratory tract
catarrh – especially yellow/green
Do not use in pregnancy as Goldenseal stimulates the involuntary muscles of
the uterus. Do not take concomitantly with phenylbutazone
hydrastine and berberine, essential oils, fatty oils, resin
What herbal practitioners say about Goldenseal
Goldenseal is one of the
most useful mucous membrane tonics, and can be used in all manner of digestive
issues, from gastric ulcers to stomach infections. It is also very useful in the treatment of
upper respiratory tract infections, especially those with yellow/green
discharges and if the patient is suffering heat symptoms, such as a fever. It is effective in the treatment of colds, flu’s,
sore throats and middle ear infections.
Due to its action on the liver it can be used in the treatment of
hepatitis and jaundice, and in the treatment of constipation. It stimulates the uterine muscles , contracts
blood vessels and inhibits excessive bleeding.
Adult dose 0.5 – 2mls 3 x aday of a 1:4 tincture
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