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CANADESE GEELWORTEL, Hydrastis Canadensis
Parts used: Root and rhizomes
Constituents: Alkaloids, Chlorogenic acid, Resins, Lipids, Volatile oil. Vitamins: A, B-complex, C, and E.
Minerals: calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, zinc and sodium, Salicylate 42 mcg. per mL
Actions Indications
Anti-microbial +++
Infections, psoriasis, eczema, conjunctivitis, inflammation, candidiasis 50:50 with Myrrh; fungal infections, athletes foot, decreases growth of H. pylori
Menorrhagia, postpartum haemorrhage, varicose veins, haemorrhoids
Diarrhoea of infectious origin, excess perspiration, servical erosion
Hypotensive Reduces BP
Bitter tonic
Dyspepsia, gastritis, colitis, peptic ulcers, chronic cholecystitis, Liver congestion, jaundice. Balances blood sugar levels esp. after alcohol use
Oxytocic Stimulates uterine contractions; aids labour
Laxative Constipation, atony - stimulates smooth muscle
Tonic Tonic to the ovaries and mucous membranes. Primary action is on the mucous membranes in the GI tract
Alterative Externally: eczema, pruritis, ringworms, inflammation, infections, conjunctivitis (infusion), catarrhal deafness, tinnitus
Tincture 1:5, 25-50mL per week
Energetics: Cooling, drying, bitter, pungent, astringent
Meridians: liver, gallbladder, stomach, large intestine
Contraindications: Pregnancy, hypertension. Toxic in large doses, use max for 3 months
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