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Goldenseal is Golden

Nov 30, 2016 08:52AM
By Laina Poulakos
Goldenseal is one powerful herb.  It is one on the five top-selling herbs in the United States. The American Indians would use goldenseal as wound treatment and for treating eye infections, in addition to using it as an insect repellent.

Goldenseal is also known for its powerful immune boosting support.  When taken with echinacea, this combination is extremely powerful at supporting the immune system during the cold and flu season. It contains the chemical berberine which aids the body in reducing mucous and has a positive effect on lowering blood glucose.

Another powerful benefit of the mighty herb is its support for the digestive system.  It is a good treatment for diarrhea and helps with colitis and constipation.  Goldenseal can also be used as an eyewash to treat pinkeye. Though the research is still being conducted, there are promising studies to show that goldenseal may help fight cancer.

Goldenseal is certainly an herb to add to one’s natural medicine cabinet. Goldenseal is truly golden.

Laina Poulakos is the founder of Mother’s Nature Store and a certified aromatherapist and herbologist. For a consultation and products, call 703-851-0087 or visit


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