Herb Spotlight: Golden Seal for Better Digestion

This plant used to be indigenous to Eastern North America and was common used by Native Americans. Natives used it to create a mouthwash, a tonic for the liver and even to dye clothes both green and yellow. Unfortunately it is no longer found commonly on the East Coast but it is being cultivated for it’s medicinally properties more widely now.

Parts Used: Dried Rhizome, Dried Root

Scientific Name: Hydrastis canadensis [aka: yellow puccoon, yellow root, eye root, ground raspberry, jaundice root]
Magickal Stats: Ruled by Sun, Elementally Fire

Improves Function Of:

  • Digestive SystemGolden seal
  • Mucuous Production
  • Liver

Aides In Relieving Symptoms Of:

  • Chronic Ulcers
  • Constipation
  • Alcoholism
  • Atonic Dyspepsia
  • Infected Wounds, Ulcerations, bedsores & conjunctivitis (applied topically)

Assists Spiritually With:

  • Protection
  • Healing
  • Ward Off Evil

How Does It Work:

Goldenseal stimulates bile, digestion and appetite because of it’s bitter properties. It can also have an astringent properties within the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, the gastrointestinal tract, the bladder, and rectum (applied topically), and the skin. Goldenseal is currently considered an alterative, anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, bitter tonic, laxative, anti-diabetic and muscular stimulant.

What Do I Do With It:

Tincture Form: If ingesting take 30-40 drops 15 minutes before meals 2-5 times per day. If using in an eyewash mix 3-10 drops in an eye cup filled with water and wash for 1 minute 1-3 times per day.

Dried Form: Place in a white flannel bag with Angelica Root and any other relevant healing herbs or anointing oils then sew into the mattress of a loved one who needs protection & healing. Place at the base of a candle in any spell to increase the power of that spell.

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