Goldenseal is a small perennial herb which has healing properties. You must have heard many people grow Goldenseal in their herb garden. Goldenseal herb is also commonly referred to as goldenroot, yellow root or even orange root because the step right below the soil is yellow colored and the part growing above the ground is purple in color.
Goldenseal is famous for its medicinal properties for a long time. It was used by Native Americans to provide relief from several skin problems. Goldenseal is also beneficial in curing several other ailments. However, it does taste acerbic and slightly bitter. Here are some of the benefits of Gondenseal:
The benefits: The healing properties of this herb are attributed to the isoquinoline alkaloids, hydrastine as well as berberine present in it. Goldenseal is also rich in calcium, manganese, vitamins, iron as well as some beneficial minerals. One can directly use fresh goldenseal herb as well use herbal supplements available in herbal stores and reputed herbal stores online. You will also notice goldenseal as an active ingredient in many skin lotions and creams
1. Good for the skin Goldenseal herb has antimicrobial properties. Application of goldenseal herb over injuries and mild wounds helps protect against fungi, bacteria, virus and protozoa infections. Goldenseal herb has been found to he helpful in fast healing of injuries, wounds and rashes. Goldenseal is also used to cure skin infections such as fungal infections or bacterial infections.
Word of caution: Excess of any thing may cause negative effects. The same is applicable with herbs, including goldenseal herb. Excess dosage of Goldenseal may cause nausea, gastrointestinal irritation, and irritation in the throat as well as mouth. If you experience any of the above stated symptoms then you are advised to stop taking this herb immediately and consult your herbal doctor. But rest assured, those who have taken this herb in the right dosage have benefited a lot.