It is often used to boost the medicinal effects of other herbs with which it is blended.
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At the time of the European colonisation of the Americas, goldenseal was in extensive use among Native American tribes, as a medicine and a colouring material. Actions include: anti-inflammatory, bitter tonic, laxative, muscle stimulant, antibacterial, immune enhancing. Common medicinal uses for goldenseal include: treatment of muscle spasms, cancer, to stimulate the heart and increase blood pressure, treat gastrointestinal disorders, manage painful and heavy menstruation, treat topical infections, digestive issues, eyewash, reduce swelling. It is often used to boost the medicinal effects of other herbs with which it is blended. Goldenseal has an extremely bitter taste.
|Botanical Name||Hydrastis canadensis|
|Country of Origin||USA|
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