The goldenseal or Canadian barberry is one of the highly ranked medicinal plants that has been used since ancient times before medicine proved its health benefits. This plant has been used for years by primitive American Indians. This plant has many characteristics and is most often used as a natural antibiotic and an anti-viral agent.
From ancient times to the present day, Canadian barberry, Hydrastis Canadensis, has been used to treat the following symptoms and diseases:
- Swelling of the lips and eyes
- The wound from herpes and other viral infections
- Mouth and lip ulcer
- Diseases affecting the right
- Insect sting treatment and antiparasitic action
- Treatment of fever
- Treatment of various inflammations of the vagina
- Liver infections
- Treatment of gastric ulcer
- Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the colon
- Diseases like candida
- Regulation of blood sugar levels because this plant contains natural insulin
- It is used as a laxative.
Due to its qualities, Canadian barberry is very common among practitioners of alternative medicine to manage many types of malignant tumors, which are as follows:
One of the main causes of gastric malignancy is a microbe called Helicobacter pylori, which collects and lives in the gastric mucosa and is maintained outside the action of gastric acid. This bacterium creates discomforts such as elevated stomach acid, mucous membrane lesions, and even malignant diseases. Candida jaundice, together with bismuth, is used to kill this microbe, which in many cases is the source of stomach cancer. By reducing the bacterium concentration and its treatment, the conditions necessary for further gastric cancer development are also reduced.
Europeans gained knowledge about the effects of this magical plant from several ethnic groups who came to Europe from America and in a short time began to apply Canadian barberry as part of a treatment to treat the colon.
Berberine and Canadian jaundice generated cell cycle arrest and programmed cell death in malignant cells. Berberine, which contains Canadian jaundice, inhibits breast malignancy growth more than the chemotherapeutic drug doxorubicin.
Berberine alkaloids have anticancer properties on the brain cancer cells. Studies were performed on various brain malignancies in which 150 mcg/ml was given. It was proved that the total sum of this preparation’s success was concluded with 91% destruction of the total mass of malignancy. By comparison, carmustine chemotherapy has a malignancy destruction rate of only 41%.
Research is currently underway. In many countries worldwide, this mysterious drug’s abilities in the treatment of various types of cancer are being tested.
Canadian barberry is a small plant with a bristly stem and a few unequal leaves, miniature flowers that resemble raspberries. Its root is yellow or brown. This plant can be found in clean places in the wild, especially in a larger tree’s shade.
This plant contains a compound known as Berberine that kills many microbes types. This compound kills germs that cause fungal infections and germs that cause diarrhea. This substance can increase white blood cells’ power, affecting infections and strengthening the body’s resistance. Berberine is a cure for Helicobacter pylori. This plant is also used in traditional Indian medicine and conventional Chinese medicine. Patients suffering from heart disease, hypertension, or liver disease should seek advice from a healthcare professional before using this herb.
This plant may interact with some drugs such as cyclosporine, digoxin, tetracycline, blood thinners, some chemotherapy drugs, and drugs to treat HIV.