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Organically Grown Goldenseal Root Extract

 Botanical Name

 Hydrastis canadensis

 Kosher Status

Certified Kosher and Parve by the Kashruth Council of Toronto

 Indications

Goldenseal effectively reduces swelling and helps in cases of upper respiratory and urinary tract bacterial infections. It is commonly recommended for viral conditions like colds, flu, sinus infections, and gastritis.

Goldenseal is very valuable to diabetics to decrease elevated blood sugar levels, and increase pancreatic insulin production.

 Cautions

Pregnant women and persons with hypoglycemia should avoid using goldenseal.

 Therapeutic Indications

Early North American settlers learned to quickly adopt the Native attitude toward this forest plant. Through experience and experimentation goldenseal was found to be a good colouring agent and potent medicine for many ailments.

Since then, this broadleaf herb has risen to a respected position above most herbs. It was listed in the U.S.A. Pharmacopoeia due to its medical importance. Use of goldenseal has transcended international borders, and it has become a favourite of herbalists and naturopathic doctors the world over.

People often use goldenseal as an immune system enhancer, infection fighter, natural anti-biotic, and general health tonic. However, many feel this unique plant can help with any problem.

As a bitter, goldenseal is one of the best remedies for stomach problems. It aids in problematic digestion by stimulating bile production. Goldenseal's ability to control spasms has made it a potent treatment for menstrual pain. Additionally, this shade-loving plant is a diuretic and laxative.

Recent research shows diabetics can utilize goldenseal to help regulate their blood sugar levels and insulin production. Studies also confirm the antimicrobial activity of this perennial is even effective to eliminate the stubborn bacteria that cause diarrhea.

 Origin

 3 year old roots organically grown in Ontario's lush Simcoe Valley



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