Last update: July 10, 2017
Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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This plant belongs to Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) family. Rhizomes are used. It contains benzyl-iso-quinoleinic- type alkaloids like Hydrastine, Berberine and Protoberberine. The Commission E of German Ministry of Health does not recognize any effectiveness of it. Popularly used as healing agent, vein-protector, stomachic, and antiseptic on varicose vein, hemorrhoids and oral sores. No problem when topically used. When taken by mouth it may induce blood hypertension and others side effects attributable to Berberine. (See Oregon grape and Barberry)
We do not have alternatives for Golden Seal.
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