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Efficacy[ edit ] According to the American Cancer Society"evidence does not support claims that goldenseal is effective in treating cancer or other diseases. Goldenseal can have toxic side effects, and high doses can cause death.
Traditional use[ edit ] Goldenseal in flower At the time of the European colonization of the Americasgoldenseal was in extensive use among certain Native American tribes of North Americaboth as a medicine and as a coloring material. Benjamin Smith Bartonin his first edition of Collections for an Essay Toward a Materia Medica of the United Statesrefers to the Cherokee use of goldenseal as a cancer treatment.
It became a favorite of the Eclectics from the time of Constantine Raffinesque in the s. Tribes also used goldenseal for digestive issues, as an eyewash, as a diuretic and as a bitter.
John Henry Pinkarda noted "Yarb Doctor" and producer of medicines in Roanoke, Virginiaduring the s and s, had a variety of remedies that he prepared and sold out of his drugstore and shipped across the country.
Some of the names were: Many of his potions were based on herb lore taken from traditional slave and rural Virginia medical practices and local tribal remedies. Herbalists today consider goldenseal an alterative, anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatoryantisepticastringentbitter tonic, laxativeanti-diabetic and muscular stimulant.
Goldenseal is very bitter, which stimulates the appetite and aids digestion, and often stimulates bile secretion. The herb seems to have synergistic antibacterial activity over berberine in vitropossibly as a result of efflux pump inhibitory activity.
There was no definitive evidence of developmental toxicity in this study. Berberine is absorbed slowly orally; it achieves peak concentrations in four hours and takes eight hours to clear  Berberine is excreted in the urine and human studies show evidence that it can be absorbed through the skin.
Pharmacokinetic data is not available for hydrastine or goldenseal root powder.
Berberine in humans can cause blocking of receptors in smooth muscle, blocking potassium channels in the heart and reducing ventricular tachycardiainhibiting intestinal ion secretion and toxin formation in the gut and increasing bile secretion. Interactions with drugs with narrow therapeutic windows like warfarinciclosporinprotease inhibitors and cardiac glycosides are potential concerns.
Side effects of goldenseal may include "digestive complaints, nervousness, depression, constipation, rapid heartbeat, diarrhea, stomach cramps and pain, mouth ulcers, nausea, seizures, vomiting, and central nervous system depression. High doses may cause breathing problems, paralysis, and even death.
Long-term use may lead to vitamin B deficiency, hallucinations, and delirium. Use for masking illicit drug use in urine drug tests[ edit ] Goldenseal became a part of American folklore associated with chemical-testing errors as a result of pharmacist John Uri Lloyd 's novel Stringtown on the Pike.
In the book, the victim's habit of taking goldenseal in the form of digestive bitters causes the herb to appear as the poison strychnine in a chemical test, thus suggesting murder. Goldenseal has been unsuccessfully used in recent years in attempts to mask the use of morphine in race horses.
Endangered status[ edit ] Goldenseal became popular in the mid-nineteenth century. Bythe herb was much less plentiful because of overharvesting and habitat destruction. Wild goldenseal is listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora CITES which by definition means harvest from public land is prohibited and may require a permit to export, although trade of the plants is not deemed to be detrimental to the wildlife population and is otherwise unregulated.
Fish and Wildlife Service recommends that diggers and harvesters track sales and harvests and prove legality of all harvests.Hibernating mammals survive hypothermia .
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