Goldenseal is nicely packed in a tea bag for convenience and easy clean up when making a compress.
Simply brew the tea bag as if you were making a pot of tea. It is best to use one tea bag when preparing for a compress. Once tea has been prepared, let it cool. Soak your cloth in the Goldenseal infusion and wring out. Then put the cloth in the microwave for about 30 seconds to re-heat. Apply to area needed, always be sure to not scald the skin. Leave the compress on the skin until you feel the heat dissipate from the cloth.
Compresses should be done 2 -3 times per day. One tea bag will last for up to 3 days if you make a full tea pot with each tea bag!
For best results in addition to this compress, clean affected area with Colloidal Silver or Witch Hazel, then apply compress. Reapply Colloidal Silver or Witch Hazel after compress.
A Goldenseal compress will work as a drawing agent and is excellent for boils or folliculitis as well as other skin conditions.
Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis) is one of the most popular herbs on the market today. It was traditionally used by Native Americans to treat skin disorders, digestive problems, liver conditions, diarrhea, and eye irritations. Goldenseal became part of early colonial medical care as the European settlers learned of it from the Iroquois and other tribes.
Goldenseal is a cure-all type of herb that strengthens the immune system, acts as an antibiotic, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, potentiates insulin, and cleanses vital organs. It promotes the functioning capacity of the heart, the lymphatic and respiratory system, the liver, the spleen, the pancreas, and the colon.
Goldenseal contains a substance called berberine that has been found to inhibit or kill many microorganisms, including fungi, protozoa and bacteria. It is often used as a topical antibiotic for skin wounds, as well as to treat viral mouth sores and superficial fungal infections, such as athleteâÂ?s foot.
Goldenseal should not be used by pregnant women, for at least three reasons: goldenseal has been reported to cause uterine contractions and berberine may increase levels of bilirubin and cause genetic damage. The last of these effects indicates that individuals with elevated bilirubin levels (jaundice) should also avoid use of goldenseal. Should also not be used with young children, nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease.
I am a Certified Natural Health Consultant & Herbalist. I am a good standing member of the American Herbalist Guild and Flower Essence Society. I am also a member of the Keyport Business Alliance and National Home Gardening Club.
I have studied and used herbs for over 14 years and began at a young age with the help of my Grandmother. Herbalism is a tradition in my family and I respect the healing herbs offer.
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