PRIMARY USES: Viral and Bacterial Infections, Sinus Infection, Gum Disease
Goldenseal is indicated for warm and hot immune conditions. In the respiratory, it works best when the mucus is thick, yellow, or green in color. It is an effective remedy for sinus infections (can dilute in water and snort as a sinus irrigation fluid), and It will help resolve the infection and get the mucus back to a clear infection state. It should only be used when acute or sick and do not use over two weeks.
The key active ingredients of Goldenseal include the alkaloids hydrastine and berberine: they exhibit the antibacterial action effectively against Staphylococcus
aureus, Streptococcus sanguis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and kills giardia, and they inhibit smooth muscle contraction. They are also anti-parasitic, amoebicidal and anti-inflammatory; it is specific for parasitic infections.
The bitter alkaloids will also increase bile secretion as well as flow by relaxing the bile duct, this helping in fat digestion and secondarily will increase peristalsis and therefore assist in bowel regularity.
Echinacea and Goldenseal is effective for infections in any mucosal tissue including:
Respiratory tract (sinus, throat, lung)
Urinary tract (bladder, kidney, ureter, urethra)
Digestive tract (whole length)
Reproductive tract (male and female)
Gum infections of the mouth.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS:
Do not use over 2 weeks in a row. Pregnancy
COMPLIMENTARY FORMULAS & SINGLE HERBS:
Echinacea (best before get sick and general immune booster)
Oregano Oil (acute infection, parasites, yeast infections)
Respir-Ease (if congested)
Diuretic (if infection)
DOSAGE: 20-40 drops, 2-3 times per day or as needed in juice or water. In times when one feels like they are in the first 24 hours of possibly getting sick, take 30-60 drops every 2-3 hours for one day.