Scientific Name: Hydrastis canadensis
Other Names: Eye Balm, Eye Root, Goldsiegel, Ground Raspberry, Indian Dye, Indian Turmeric, Jaundice Root, Orangeroot, Yellow Paint, Yellow Puccoon, Yellow Root
Parts Used: Roots
Preparation & Dosage:
Herbal Actions: Alterative, Antibacterial, Anticatarrhal, Anti-emetic, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Aperient, Astringent, Bitter, Cholagogue, Detoxifier, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Febrifuge, Hepatic, Immuno-stimulant, Laxative, Oxytocic, Tonic (Respiratory), Vulnerary
Uses: Appetite Loss, Bleeding After Childbirth, Cancer, Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), Constipation, Digestive Disorders, Ear Discharge, Eye Wash, Fluid Retention, Gastritis, Inflammation, Itching, Menstrual Pain, Mouth Sores, Peptic Ulcer, Ringworm, Tinnitus, Tuberculosis, Wounds
Contraindications: Do not use if pregnant. Avoid driving or other hazardous activities until you know how this herb affects you. Don’t use when taking blood thinners, nervous system depressants, drugs that lower blood pressure, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, or Lanoxin. Don’t use if you have heart or blood vessel disease.