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    Lately, I’ve been talking to different people about Goldenseal, and how everyone, especially people who live a plant-based lifestyle, should have this magical plant in their bathroom cabinet. It’s a natural antibiotic that can tackle pretty much most, if not all, common ailments and dis-ease. I learned about Goldenseal from Dr Llaila Afrika. Dr Afrika is a health consultant, historian and lecturer. He is the author of the largest selling Afrocentric health books in American history. He has over 17 years in the holistic health field and is one of the pioneers in traditional African ethnomedicine (health care based on the bio-chemistry of Africans)

    So, lets remedy your ailments and dis-eases naturally without visiting your doctor!


    Goldenseal is a plant that grows wild in parts of the United States but has become endangered by over-harvesting. Historically, Native Americans have used goldenseal for various health conditions such as skin diseases, ulcers, and gonorrhea. Currently, traditional uses of goldenseal include colds and other respiratory tract infections, infectious diarrhea, eye infections, vaginitis (inflammation or infection of the vagina), and occasionally, cancer. It is also applied to wounds and canker sores and is used as a mouthwash for sore gums, mouth, and throat.
    The dried underground stems (rhizomes) and roots of the goldenseal plant are used to make teas, liquid extracts, tablets, and capsules as well as natural skin care products. Goldenseal’s potent properties are primarily due to the alkaloids berberine, canadine and hydrastine.  These phytochemical alkaloids produce a powerful astringent effect on mucous membranes, reduce dis-ease causing inflammation and have antiseptic effects.
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    You can use Goldenseal for the following ailments:
    Urinary tract infections
    Stomach upset
    Loss of appetite
    Stomach ulcers
    Eye infections
    Respiratory tract infections
    Menstrual irregularities
    Chronic fatigue syndrome
    Nasal congestion
    Boosts heart health
    Hay fever
    Cautions and Side Effects: I understand that Pregnant or breast feeding women, newborn babies and children under 2 years old should not take Goldenseal. If you have any health concerns prior taking this natural remedy, please consult with a naturopathic doctor. Goldenseal is considered safe for short-term use in adults at recommended dosages. Rare side effects may include nausea and vomiting. There is little information about the safety of high dosages or the long-term use of goldenseal.goldenseal
    Goldenseal can easily be found in tea or supplement form at your local health store or on Amazon. Depending on which goldenseal product you purchase, make sure to read the label for each brand’s recommended dosage. For powdered goldenseal root and rhizome, 4–6 grams per day in tablet or capsule form is sometimes recommended. For liquid herbal extracts, a typical recommended dosage is 2 milliletres (40 drops) in 2 ounces of water or juice 3-5 times per day. Continuous use of goldenseal should not exceed three weeks, with a break of at least two weeks between each use. Blending Goldenseal and Echinacea may boost the effectiveness of the plant when tackling certain illnesses.
    Lets reduce the amount of visits we make to the doctor and lets definitely get rid of the toxic chemicals, aka prescription drugs that cause more harm than good to our bodies. Take the time to research natural methods and remedies to cure your health problems naturally!
    Have you ever used Goldenseal? what did you use it for and did it work for you?
    Enjoy x
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