Solaray: Goldenseal Root 100ct 550mg

Goldenseal Root - 100ct 550mg



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How Goldenseal Supports Your Immune System

Goldenseal has found traditional uses for a vast range of medical conditions, some Native American tribes even using it to treat cancers and breast lumps. Among its many properties for which there is a great deal of anecdotal evidence is its effect on the immune system. A healthy immune system is essential for your own good health, but although all the evidence appears to suggest that goldenseal helps to maintain a healthy immune system, how it does so is unknown, and no tests have actually confirmed this.

It is believed that the herb works in a number of different ways which, when combined, results in a powerful immune system boost. For example, there is evidence that it increases the blood flow to the spleen. That organ is known to be an important part of the immune system, releasing compounds that enable your body to fight disease more effectively. Goldenseal also contains berberine, an isoquinoline alkaloid that suppresses the growth of a range of cancer cells, is a potential therapeutic agent for infection by HIV, prevents inflammation by suppressing the pro-inflammatory cytokines, and displays antibacterial and antifungal properties.

The herb also helps improve the function of the lymphatic system that is an important part of the immune system. The evidence is there to believe that goldenseal plays an important role in supporting the immune system, and it is often combined with echinacea in a supplement, both to complement it and to increase the effectiveness of echinacea itself in its effect on the immune system.

When Should I Use Goldenseal?

Goldenseal possesses so many properties, and is listed as being effective in treating so many ailments, that it can be difficult to decide when to use it and when you might be better using some other more specific herbal remedy. It is always a difficult decision to make: for example, should I use goldenseal to treat my cystitis or cranberry? Goldenseal is recommended for so many bacterial conditions yet cranberry is recommended specifically for urinary tract diseases. What should I do?

The answer is simple. If you have a specific health condition, such as cystitis that can be very uncomfortable and painful, then use an antibiotic to kill off the initial infection and then use a treatment to prevent a recurrence. Learn what each remedy does, and then you can make your decision. Thus, cranberry juice prevents bacteria from attaching to the walls of your urinary tract, so stops you contracting cystitis. If you already have it, then taking goldenseal and cranberry can help prevent further growth.

The antibiotic properties of goldenseal will help to destroy the bacteria already there and cranberry will prevent new bacteria from attaching to the walls of the urethra and the bladder. Once the infection has gone, taking cranberry juice regularly will prevent a recurrence by preventing bacteria from taking hold so they are washed away. Taking goldenseal will help strengthen your immune system and also help prevent proliferation of bacteria.

The same considerations apply to any other specific condition: use what is needed to remove the condition, and then use goldenseal to boost your immune system and help prevent bacterial infections from multiplying. Goldenseal with echinacea is a good alternative.

Goldenseal Root
Description: Goldenseal is a popular American herb. Its effects are attributed to the alkaloids berberine and hydrastine. Berberine gives Goldenseal its yellow color.

Product #: 1323
Size: 100ct 550mg
Directions: Use only as directed. Take one or two capsules two times daily with a meal or glass of water. Store in a cool, dry place.

Serving Size: 2  ea    50 Servings per container
Ingredients: Amount per serving: % Daily Value: +
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) (root) 550 mg 
Key to Ingredients:
     ~ = Daily Value not established.
     + = Percent Daily Value is based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
     ? = Values differ depending on age
     ? = Values differ depending on age
Other Ingredients: Gelatin Capsule and Magnesium Stearate.

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Review of Goldenseal Root - Solaray Product 1323
Reviewed by Emilealb
Sunday, May 8, 2011

Rating: 5/5

This is an essential natural remedy that can treat a number of health issues, such as liver disorders alleviating eczema and acts as a natural antibiotic for urinary tract infections. With a history of the herb being used in Native American health treatment (for skin diseases and ulcers), Goldenseal Root proves to be a very effective health product.

Emilealb