The Power of Herbs for preppers Series “Goldenseal”
Goldenseal is a amazing herb with powerful properties from nature. In my opinion no home should be without it. For its antiseptic, laxative, alliterative,deterent, opthalmicum, anti periodic, diuretic, deobstruent properties make it very universal for many internal and external aliments particularly when combined with other herbs like myrrh and or echinacea. It also fits in the class of Tonic Herbs.
Secondly, this herb possesses powerful enzymes like turmeric root called ciracumin which possesses an vital enzyme called berberine which is powerful in maintaining a balance blood sugar levels.
It has a woodsy bitter taste but the sacrifice of the taste when used internally will present rewarding effects overall.
Thirdly, Goldenseal because of its antiseptic and diuretic properties is powerful in aiding and maintaining a healthy immune system as well as a liver, gal bladder, kidney, and intestinal cleanses.
This herb is usually found in the northeastern part of the USA and is near extinct do to over wild harvesting.
However, this herb is powerful for many aliments Such as:
- Cold Soars
- Pink Eye
- Chest and lung issues
- Colds & Flus
- Peridontal diseases
- Wound management
- Appetite,Intestinal and Stomach problems
Powerful herbs to combine with Goldenseal are:
- Echinacea, Root
- Dandelion Root,
Precaution: do not take this herb if you have high blood pressure.
Take 12 ounces of distilled water and bring to a hard boil in an enamel pot. add 2 tablespoons of organic or a trusted wild harvested goldenseal root that is clean and dried, bring heat to a low sisimmer for about 20 minutes let cool.
Note: this can be used as an antiseptic wash for wounds by sprinkling a teaspoon of powdered root on the wound after rinsed with this wash. Also filter with a coffee filter and use as an eye wash to clear up pin eye wash eyeball twice daily for 3 days and watch for results.