HydrastIs Canadensis Ranunculaceae Also called Indian turmeric , Yellow puccon.
Originating in North America, golden seal was used as healing herb by the cherolee Indian s. The plant belongs to the buttercup family , though it looks more likely a miniature raspberry. Its dark yellow rhizome spreads horizontally . This is short and thick and has many slender roots.
The main active components in the rhizome are alkaloids, including hydrastine and berberine. Hydrastine is known to constrict blood vessels and raise blood pressure; berberine attacks bacteria and stimulates the Immune system.
Golden seal has long been used in traditional medicine for stopping bleeding, and is prescribed for blood loss between menstrual periods. The rhizome is good for blood circulation making it useful for treating piles, varicose veins and oedema in the lower legs - when it may be combined with other veinstrengthening plants such as witch hazel.
Golden seal is prescribed for catarrh, tinnitus, eczema, and eye and ear infections.In 1999 American scientists found that golden seal increased immunoglobulin production, indicating that it strengthens the immune system.
Studies published in ptanta Medica in 2001 reported on the antibacterial activity of berberine, while Chinese scientists found that berberine restored a regular heartbeat, suggesting that golden seal might be useful for arrhythmia.
Very hard to cultivate, golden seal needs a humus-rich, well-drained moist soil, preferably in woodland.
PREPARATION AND DOSAGE
For internal use
TO TREAT period problems, chest infections, poor circulation CAPSULES (540mg) Take 1 capsule three times a day.(See Cautions, left.)
TINCTURE Take 20 drops in water three times a day.
IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST CONSULT A DOCTOR
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