Goldenseal - Uses and Benefits
Botanical: Hydrastis Canadensis (LINN.)
Family: N.O. Ranunculaceae
Common Names: Goldenseal, yellowroot, orangeroot, eyebalm, eyeroot, goldenroot, ground raspberry, Indian turmeric, yellow puccoon, jaundice root, sceaud'or
It is a small perennial herb, with a horizontal, irregularly knotted, bright yellow root-stock, from 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch thick, giving off slender roots below and marked with scars of the flower-stems of previous years. The flowering stem, which is pushed up early in the spring, is from 6 to 12 inches high, erect, cylindrical, hairy, with downward-pointing hairs, especially above, surrounded at the base with a few short, brown scales.
Goldenseal is used in many combination formulas and is reported to enhance the potency of other herbs. Preparations have been marketed for the treatment of menstrual disorders, urinary infections, rheumatic and muscular pain and as an antispasmodic.
Goldenseal is an herb which roots are dried and ground into a fine powder for supplementation. These Indians used it to treat a wide variety of ailments, ranging from stomach aches to insect bites. Goldenseal's rich and deep yellow color was also used for a dye by the tribes, another of the countless uses of this herb.
Side Effect of Goldenseal:-
Most people believe that goldenrod is generally considered safe and has no known side effects. However, you should not use this herb if you have impaired heart or kidneys or if you are pregnant.
Dosage of Goldenseal:-
A typical dose of goldenseal is 250mg to 500mg three times per day. It can also be used topically in creams and ointments to heal skin wounds.
Benefits of Goldenseal:-
It includes as:-
Uses of Goldenseal:-
The important uses are as:-
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