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Goldenseal information page

The Cherokee people as well as other Native Americans have been using goldenseal for a host of medicinal uses, but this perennial herb is lately mostly used to soothe inflamed and infected mucus membranes. The roots of the plant are used, and got its name from the cup-like scars on the roots, which form on the previous year's growth and resemble wax seals that were used to seal envelopes.

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Please click here to access the herbal encyclopedia of our sister-site www.Ageless.co.za

Goldenseal is used for

The primary effect that goldenseal has on our bodies is to assist with our immune system. Not only does it help to boost our immune system, but also assists in fighting bacteria and viruses.

Goldenseal is also used as a detoxifier and blood purifier, and is said to be beneficial for the liver.

Many people report that it helps with urinary tract infections, sinus problems, as well as promoting the healing of mouth ulcers and cold sores.

Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) contains berberine and hydrastine alkaloids, which are the active compounds in this herb. It is the berberine that imparts the rich and bright golden yellow color to the herb.

The other compounds found in goldenseal are albumin, b-complex vitamins, biotin, calcium, candine, chlorine, choline, chlorogenic acid, inositol, iron, lignin, manganese, PABA, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A, C & E.

The alkaloids are bitter, and for this reason most herbal infusions (herbal teas) that contain goldenseal, also include other sweet herbs, to lessen the taste. In Chinese medicine it is referred to as a "bitter tonic herb".

These bitter herbs are also indicated to assist with stimulating digestion (since it helps in the stimulation of the gall bladder to secrete bile), counteracting sweet cravings and having antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Goldenseal is taken orally in tablet or tincture form, and is also applied locally to sores and ulcers.

Toxicity and symptoms of high intake

High intake of goldenseal can lead to diarrhea, respiratory problems and irritation of the mucus membranes.

Pregnant women, people on anticoagulant medication or people with a heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or glaucoma should not use it. People suffering from lupus or multiple sclerosis should also avoid goldenseal.

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Nutritional information

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Underneath we have information page on vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements, enzymes and various nutritional compounds that can impact greatly on your general health, well-being and longevity.

Please note that these pages are for general information only and must not be used to treat or diagnose health concerns.

 
Fat soluble vitamins Trace elements
vitamin ABoron
Vitamin DChromium
Vitamin ECobalt
Vitamin KCopper
Fluorine
Water soluble vitaminsIodine
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)Iron
B Complex vitaminsManganese
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine, Thiamin)Molybdenum
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)Selenium
Vitamin B3 (Niacin, Niacinamide, Nicotinic Acid)Silicon (Silica)
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)Zinc
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Vitamin B9 (Folacin, Folic Acid)Enzymes
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobamin, Cobalamin)Amylase
PABA (Para-AminoBenzoic Acid)Bromelain
CholineCoenzyme Q10
InositolLactase
Vitamin H (Biotin)Lipase
Protease
Amino AcidsMaltase
Alanine
ArginineMiscellaneous nutritional ingredients
AsparagineAdaptogens
Aspartic acidAlpha Lipoic Acid
Branched-Chain Amino AcidsAntioxidants
CarnitineApple Cider Vinegar
CitrullineAstaxanthin
CysteineCreatine
CystineFatty acids
GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid)Piperine (Pepper extract)
Glutamic acidResveratrol
GlutamineVitamin B13 (Orotic acid)
GlutathioneVitamin B15 (Pangamic Acid)
GlycineVitamin B17 (Laetrile, Amygdalin)
HistidineVitamin F (Fatty Acids)
HydroxyprolineVitamin P (Bioflavonoids)
IsoleucineVitamin T
LeucineVitamin U
Lysine
MethionineHerbal ingredients
NAC (n-Acetyl Cysteine)Echinacea
OrnithineGinger
PhenylalanineGinkgo Biloba
ProlineGinseng
SerineGoldenseal
TaurineGotu Kola (Centella)
ThreonineGrape Seed Extract
TryptophanGreen Tea
TyrosineLicorice
ValineMuira Puama
Olive Leaf Extract
MineralsPhytosterols
CalciumSt John's Wort
ChlorideTribulus Terrestris
Magnesium
PhosphorusWater
PotassiumCarbohydrates
SodiumProtein
SulfurCalories
 
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