According to Heal Naturally, nature provides a means to fight off bacterial and viral infections without producing resistant bacteria. One of those agents is Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis). Goldenseal has been shown in several studies to be both antibiotic and antiviral. For example: a study from the University of North Carolina illustrated how Goldenseal can be used as a lethal antibiotic.
The researchers in this study tested both raw Goldenseal and Berberine – an antibiotic component extracted from Goldenseal against various USA300 strains of MRSA. They found that while the Berberine inhibited MRSA significantly – with average minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of 150 micrograms per milliliter – the Goldenseal inhibited the MRSA strains at a rate two times the rate of Berberine – with an MICs of 75 micrograms per milliliter. This last point confirms that whole powdered Goldenseal is preferable to berberine extract. Read Article from Heal Naturally
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP for over 14 years, she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.