Is traditional medicine based on therapeutic plants really effective? Is it possible to be satisfied with these remedies without having recourse to real doctors? The answer is absolutely “yes”, because indeed, we can currently access different natural treatment options. On top of that, they are convenient, affordable, and often safe. The goldenseal of Canada, goldenseal or also named hydrastis canadensis is for example a dicotyledonous plant belonging to the family of ranunculaceae. It treats many diseases and relieves various pains. It is native to North America but can be easily found in people working in the field of herbal medicine. It consolidates a rich volatile oil and alkaloids including berberine and hydrastine.
Goldenseal is a true health partner
I’goldenseal effectively repairs and cares for our body inside and out. To understand all its actions, we will observe all its possible healing capacities:
- It reduces inflammation of the mucous membranes: throat, nose and mouth.
- It relieves all skin burns and infected wounds.
- It treats gastrointestinal infections.
- It calms biliary inflammation.
- It calms eye irritations (conjunctivitis).
- It solves digestive problems and pathologies.
- It cleans the liver and fights cancer.
- It stops respiratory disorders.
- It optimizes the immune system and defense.
All the choices available in herbal medicine
Goldenseal abounds with active components that therapists use to form loose powders, tinctures used in gargling (3 ml, three times a day), capsules (dosage between 500 mg and 1 g, three times a day ), dry extracts (200 mg twice a day), spray for treat eczemacapsules, ointments for skin application or creams and infusions in case of vaginitis (douching).
Using goldenseal: the benefits you can get
The work of this archaic species acts on the entire metabolism. It’s a excellent antibiotic, a powerful antiseptic and a true antiviral. Goldenseal eliminates the symptoms of so-called fungal infections, flu, sinusitis, colds and exasperation of the ears. On the other hand, it can also be used to color clothes yellow.
Dangers and risks associated with the use of this plant
Goldenseal does not really produce unpleasant effects. Its use is prohibited as a precaution in the event of arterial hypertension, jaundice, lactation or pregnancy. A major consumption can cause irritation, uterine contractions or drying of the mucous membranes. The duration of a cure based on this wild herb must essentially be limited to between 10 and 14 days.