LifeSource Vitamins Liquid Echinacea & Goldenseal is an acute formula,
to be used when either one feels like they are about to come down with a
cold/flu (take every couple of hours), or if cold/flu symptoms are already
present (take at least 3 times per day until symptoms subside).
Echinacea stimulates innate immunity and excites phagocytosis of the white
blood cells in general circulation while Goldenseal and Yerba Mansa
stimulate immunity in the respiratory tract to act more vigorously. It will
help keep control over undesirable microorganisms.
Goldenseal is indicated for warm and hot immune conditions. In the
respiratory, it works best when the mucus is thick, yellow, or green in
color. It is an effective remedy for sinus infections. It should only be
used when acute or sick. Do not use over two weeks. The key active
ingredients of Goldenseal include the alkaloids hydrastine and berberine.
They exhibit the antibacterial action effective against Staphylococcus
aureus, Streptococcus sanguis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Berberine is also anti-parasitic, amoebicidal, kills giardia, inhibits
smooth muscle contraction and is anti-inflammatory. It is specific for
The bitter alkaloids from Goldenseal and Oregon Grape will also increase
bile secretion as well as flow by relaxing the bile duct, thus helping in
fat digestion. Secondarily, they will increase peristalsis and therefore
assist in bowel regularity.
Echinacea & Goldenseal is effective for infections in any mucosal
Respiratory tract (sinus, throat, lung)
Urinary tract (bladder, kidney, ureter, urethra)
Digestive tract (whole length)
Reproductive tract (male and female)
Goldenseal is becoming a threatened plant, so only organically cultivated
goldenseal should be used.
Oregon Grape Root has actions similar to Goldenseal but focuses more on
liver cleansing and blood purification via the liver function. Oregon Grape
Root is another berberine source.
Yerba Mansa has actions similar to Goldenseal but is more tonic to inflamed
Myrrh and Wild Indigo (Baptisia) are great acute white blood cell
stimulants for active infections.
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