Common Sense™ “Golden Seal” has recently gained a reputation as an herbal antibiotic as well as an immune enhancer. It is used to help reduce internal inflammatory conditions along with relieving whooping cough, diarrhea, liver disease, fever, stomach pain, flatulence, and pneumonia.
It is also used to stimulate digestion and improve appetite therefore, promoting healthy liver and spleen functions. It is great for treating inflamed skin, and those of the eyes such as conjunctivitis. Goldenseal root has been used as a natural insulin without negative side effects whatsoever (whether used long term or short term).
When made as a poultice it is good for bedsores, psoriasis, and hemorrhoids. Other benefits of Goldenseal include relief from the flu, colds, and laryngitis. Goldenseal may also help with heart problems, hepatitis, cystitis, spleen, pancreas, and alcoholic liver disease.
Goldenseal soothes irritated mucus membranes such as the eyes, ears, nose and throat. Taken at the first signs of respiratory problems, colds or flu, Goldenseal can help to prevent further symptoms from developing. It has also been known to help reduce fevers, and relieve congestion and excess mucous.
In particular it is the alkaloid berberine that is most likely responsible for Goldenseal’s effectiveness against bacteria, protozoa, fungi, Streptococci and it also promotes easier removal of the bacteria by inhibiting their ability to adhere to tissue surfaces. Berberine is also anti-fungal and strongly anti-diarrheal. Goldenseal contains calcium, iron, manganese, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B-complex, and other nutrients and minerals.
Ingredients: Goldenseal Root.