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Goldenseal

Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: berberine, eye balm, eye root, goldenroot, ground raspberry, Hydrastis canadensis, Indian plant, jaundice root, orange root, yellow root

Generic Name: Goldenseal

Drug Class: Antimicrobials, Herbals

What Is Goldenseal and How Does It Work?

Goldenseal suggested uses include for the common cold, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea/menorrhagia, flatulence, gastritis/colitis, mouth/gum sores, respiratory infections, ringworm, urinary tract infections, and urine drug tests.

Goldenseal is available under the following different brand and other names: berberine, eye balm, eye root, goldenroot, ground raspberry, Hydrastis canadensis, Indian plant, jaundice root, orange root, and yellow root.

Dosages of Goldenseal:

Suggested Dosing

Dried Root/Rhizome/Tea

  • 0.5-1 g orally three times daily

Liquid Extract

  • 0.3-1.0 ml orally three times daily; 1:1, 60% ethanol

Tincture

  • 2-4 ml orally three times daily; 1:10, 60% ethanol

Mouthwash, Topical

  • Rinse three to four times daily; with 6 g dried herb/150 ml water

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

  • See "Suggested Dosing"
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/22/2017



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