Articles About Goldenseal
Goldenseal has a rather sketchy reputation. It has long been thought of as an effective tool to clean the urine for traces of drug use. As many failed drug testee have discovered, goldenseal benefits do not include removing evidence of drug use from the urine. But, that doesn’t mean that all the perks that come from the goldenseal plant are invalid.
If you are interested in herbal medicine, then you should look into the goldenseal plant. Goldenseal is a plant that grows wild in North America but, because of overharvesting, is now endangered. For this reason, goldenseal is now grown commercially (and sometimes organically) on large farms throughout the United States, especially in the Blue Ridge Mountain area, where the climate is just right.
If you look into goldenseal benefits, you will find that goldenseal, meaning yellow root, has a history of use dating back to the Native Americans. Goldenseal naturally grows wild in certain parts of North America but its population is dwindling to an endangered level due to overharvesting. For that reason the goldenseal plant is now commercially produced all across the United States, largely in the Blue Ridge mountain region.
Goldenseal plant has long been recognized for its superior antimicrobial abilities mostly attributed to its alkaloid compounds found in the plant, namely, hydrastine and berberine. Both of the alkaloids in the goldenseal plant have additional antifungal, anticancer and immunity boosting properties.
Let’s take a look at top 10 goldenseal uses in herbal medicine today:
1. Skin infections respond beautifully to goldenseal plant applications. Goldenseal benefits fighting infection in hard to heal wounds, cuts, cancer sores, hemorrhoids, even ring worm and fungal foot infection.
Similar to other herbal products, goldenseal side effects can occur if the goldenseal plant is taken for prolonged periods of time or at large doses.
Pregnant women should not attempt goldenseal uses since it might lead to excessive uterine stimulation and even pre-term labor.
Individuals with sensitive stomachs, especially ones prone to acid indigestion, should exercise caution while using this herb to avoid goldenseal side effects. Goldenseal plant is an appetite booster, mild laxative and a bile stimulant. If you have gallbladder or pancreas conditions, avoid using goldenseal before discussing with your doctor whether it’s safe for you.