Goldenseal Root Whole Bulk by the Ounce
Common Names: Eye Balm, Eye Root, Ground Raspberry, Jaundice Root, Ohio Curcuma, Orange Root, Tumeric Root, Yellow Eye, Yellow Indian Plant, Yellow Paint Root, Yellow Puccoon, Yellow Root
Scientific Name: Hydrastis Canadensis L., Ranunculaceae, Buttercup Family
Common Uses: Laxative, tonic, alterative, antipyretic, antibacterial, detergent (an agent that cleanses boils, ulcers, stops bleeding, wounds, etc.), ophthalmicum (remedy for diseases of the eye), antiperiodic (prevents the periodic recurrence of attacks of a disease; as in malaria), aperient (mild or gentle laxative), diuretic, antiseptic, and deobstruent (removes obstructions by opening the natural passages or pores of the body. The Cherokee Indians used goldenseal to treat ulcers and arrow wounds. A bitter, cure-all type of herb that strengthens the immune system, acts as an antibiotic, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, potentiates insulin, and cleanses the body. Good for colds, flu, sinusitis, hay fever, bronchitis, earache, food allergies, laxative, fungal infections such as candida, canker sores, glandular swelling, gum diseases, morning sickness, diabetes, hypoglycemia, and ulcers. Promotes the functioning capacity of the heart, the lymphatic and respiratory system, the liver, the spleen, the pancreas, and the colon. Good for stomach, prostate, syphilis, gonorrhea, jaundice, hepatitis, inflammation of the bladder, and vaginal disorders. Cleanses mucous membranes, regulates menses, relieves painful menses, improves digestion, counters infections. Also decreases uterine bleeding and stimulates the central nervous system. Externally, helps eczema, ringworm, impetigo, irritated gums and pyorrhea. An infusion can be used as an eyewash, as a mouthwash, to treat skin irritations, and sores, as vaginal douche for vaginitis, and to treat piles.
*Warnings: Do not use during pregnancy. (It is a uterine stimulant) Eating the fresh plant produces ulcerations and inflammation of mucous tissue. Do not use as eardrops if there is a chance the ear drum is perforated. This herb can raise blood pressure; do not use if there is a history of high blood pressure. Do not use this herb if there is a condition of emaciation, neurasthenia, vertigo, or chronic debility. Goldenseal has a negative impact on the good intestinal flora and has many of the contraindications of antibiotic drugs