As one of nature's natural immune supporting agents, Now Foods Goldenseal gets its healing properties from berberine alkaloids – bitter tasting compounds that have been shown to naturally support healthy immune function. Now Foods Goldenseal was used by Native Americans as a treatment for irritations and inflammation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tracts. It was commonly used topically for skin and eye infections and has been used historically as a mouthwash to help heal canker sores. Because of its anti-microbial activity, goldenseal has a long history of use for infectious diarrhea, upper respiratory tract infections, and vaginal infections. Now Foods Goldenseal is often recommended by herbalists in combination with echinacea for the treatment of colds and flu. Its benefits are most likely limited to helping ease the discomfort of a sore throat associated with these conditions. Now Foods Goldenseal was considered a critical remedy for stomach and intestinal problems of all kinds by early 20th century Eclectic physicians (doctors who recommended herbs).
Ingredients :Goldenseal Powder (Hydrastis canadensis). Free of: Salt, yeast, corn, wheat, milk, preservatives.