Potential Effects of Goldenseal on Oral Problems

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Goldenseal, Natural Remedy for Mouth Ulcers and Canker Sores

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Goldenseal, Natural Remedy For Mouth Ulcers & Canker Sores

What are Mouth Ulcers or Canker Sores And How Did I Get One?

Mouth Ulcers and Canker Sores can be extremely painful and difficult to heal. These sores  usually begin as a red, ulcerated spot with a yellowish border.  The ulcer then becomes covered by a yellowish mixture of fluids, bacteria, and white blood cells.  The development of the sore may be proceeded by a burning or tingling sensation.  The sores can appear on the tongue, lips, gums, or the insides of the cheeks.

Canker sores range in size from as small as a pinhead to as large as a quarter.  They appear suddenly and often leave suddenly, usually lasting from four to twenty days.  Canker sores appear most often in females and some authorities believe they are contagious.  They can be triggered by a number of factors including poor dental hygiene, irritation from dental work, food allergies, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, stress, and fatigue.  They may also result from an abnormal immune response to normal bacteria in the mouth.  Stress and allergies are the most common cause of open sores in the mouth

What Natural Remedies Are Available?

Physicians usually prescribe mouthwashes and ointments which contain tetracycline for mouth ulcers and canker sores.  However many bacteria have become resistant to this antibiotic and often fungal overgrowths such as Candida albicans (yeast) occur after antibiotic usage leading, in some instances to a case of oral thrush.

Fortunately there is a completely natural remedy for mouth ulcers and canker sores.  Goldenseal is a natural plant antimicrobial and modern research has demonstrated its effectiveness against a wide variety of oral disease including canker sores, mouth ulcers, gum disease, and oral thrush*. 

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How Quick Does It Work and How Do I Use Goldenseal?

Many of our customers report that goldenseal provided relief from pain in a few hours time and total healing of the ulcer within a day or two without resorting to synthetic chemicals or antibiotics. 

Traditionally powdered goldenseal was applied directly to the site of the sore however we have found the liquid extract to be the most convenient and easy to use. Simply dilute 1 teaspoon of the liquid extract into 1 cup of water then swish around the mouth.

Why Should I Buy From Sleepy Hollow Farm?

With new and increased demand for natural health care products, Sleepy Hollow Farm is setting the standard for goldenseal product development through our USDA and NIH sponsored research.  Strategic partnerships with the research facilities of seven major universities and our commitment to medicinal plant research has given us access to expertise and technology matched only by the largest pharmaceutical companies.

Goldenseal has potential to be effective against a wide range of digestive imbalances however, increased demand has led to overcollection from the wild.  Our products begin with fresh herbs selectively hand harvested from the forest floor and sunny meadows of our farm.   We then transform these herbs into an array of health enhancing products. 

Our goldenseal extracts are produced in an FDA Good Manufacturing Practices compliant facility from goldenseal grown on the certified organic plantations of our grower cooperative, not wild collected plants.  Produced with an attention to detail that only a family run operation can deliver, our products are potent, environmentally friendly, and unsurpassed in quality. 

We unconditionally guarantee your satisfaction with our products or your purchase price will be cheerfully refunded.  In fact, since goldenseal has such a wide range of potential uses, we are sure that once you see the difference goldenseal can make in your life, you medicine chest will never be without it!!! 

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Side Effects and Cautions

  • Goldenseal is considered safe for short-term use in adults at recommended dosages. Rare side effects may include nausea and vomiting.

  • There is little information about the safety of high dosages or the long-term use of goldenseal.

  • Goldenseal may cause changes in the way the body processes drugs, and could potentially alter the effects of many drugs.

  • Other herbs containing berberine, including Chinese goldthread (Coptis trifolia) and Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium), are sometimes substituted for goldenseal. These herbs may have different effects, side effects, and drug interactions than goldenseal.

  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid using goldenseal. Berberine, a chemical in goldenseal, can cause or worsen jaundice in newborns and could lead to a life-threatening problem called kernicterus.

  • Goldenseal should not be given to infants and young children.

  • Tell all your health care providers about any complementary and alternative practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate, or prevent any disease.  This statement is required by the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Support for this work is gratefully acknowledged from a series of Small Business Innovation Research Awards from the United States Department of Agriculture/National Institute for Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) and the National Institutes of Health/National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine(NIH/NCCAM). The opinions expressed are those of the Author and do not necessarily represent those of USDA/NIFA and/or NIH/NCCAM.

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