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Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.

Medicinal Use: Colds, sore throats, flu, ear infections, digestive tract infections, fungal infections, sinusitis, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, parasites, vaginitis

Parts Used: Root

Form Used: Tincture, capsule

Potential Side Effects: Digestive upset. Avoid if you are pregnant or nursing. Not to be used on a long-term basis.

Comments: It's very bitter; one of the best herbs to use for infections of the mucous membranes.

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