Hydrastis Canadensis


Hydrastis Canadensis


1.      History and use


Goldenseal grows wild in wooded and humid mountainous regions of North America. It appreciates the carpeted floor leaves. Because of overharvesting, it has virtually disappeared from its natural habitat therefore, only products derived from the crop should be purchased and multiplied by division of the root, the rhizomes of the 3-year-old plants are uprooted in autumn, then dried outdoors on a canvas.


2.      Description of the plant


Originally from North America, Goldenseal was the considered a panacea throughout nineteenth century, mixed with bear grease and used as an insecticide. Lotion to heal wounds, ulcers, irritations and inflammations of the eyes. Thanks to its astringent and antibacterial properties, it heals the affections of the mucous membranes.


Malpighia Glabra


3.      Curative action


  • Mucosal

Goldenseal is effective to treat very the inflammation of membranes, mucous including the eye, ear, nose and throat, stomach, bowel and vagina.


  • Anti-infective Actions

In dilute infusion, Goldenseal is used to clean the eyes, and mouth rinse to treat mouth ulcers. It is extremely effective in douche in cases of vaginitis and other vaginal infections Used formerly against psoriasis.


  • Digestive disorders

By internally, it stimulates gastric secretions, shrinks and tightens the intestinal mucosa. Do not make prolonged use because it hinders the assimilation of nutrients, such as vitamin B.


  • Usage gynecological

It helps reduce menstrual flow. It is used in cases of bleeding after childbirth It has a stimulating effect on the uterus and therefore should not be used pregnancy period.


4.      Uses


Capsules In case of gastritis, take a capsule of 500 mg 3 times a day.

Tincture In case of catarrh, drink 20 drops with calf 3 times a day.

In case of sore throat, make a gargle with 50 ml 3 to 4 times a day.


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