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Goldenseal has been used for many centuries as an herbal remedy. Its antibiotic action is similar to tetracycline and streptomycin. It contains hydrastine which is the same ingredient contained in Visine.

Goldenseal has been used for thousands of years among certain Native American tribes of North America both as a medicine and as a coloring material. It was extensively used for cancers and swellings of the breasts.

Goldenseal is useful for disorders of the stomach, constipation, hepatic congestion, cirrhosis, protracted fevers, post partum hemorrhage and gallstones.

Herbalists today consider goldenseal an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, laxative, and muscular stimulant. They recommend goldenseal for allergies, gastritis, colitis, duodenal ulcers and liver disease. It has an astringent effect on mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, the intestinal tract, the bladder and the skin. Goldenseal also stimulates the appetite and aids digestion.



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