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      Benefits of Goldenseal Root  - Hydrastis Canadensis

      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 remedy for:

      Candida leukorrhea and vaginal yeasts

      Gastric ulcers



      Colds, flu’s & ear infections

      Upper respiratory tract catarrh – especially yellow/green

      Skin conditions


      Do not use in pregnancy as Goldenseal stimulates the involuntary muscles of the uterus. Do not take concomitantly with phenylbutazone

      Active compounds

      Alkaloids including 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.

      Tincture dose

      Adult dose 0.5 – 2mls 3 x aday of a 1:4 tincture

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Goldenseal root a natural remedy for candida

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