Skin condition.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: !! Need source of Golden Seal root for health problem
From: (Todd Caldecott)
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 1995 21:48:32 -0800

> I have had a skin condition all my life that nothing helped before Golden Seal Root.
Prices here (imported) are far too expensive. Can anyone provide me a contact for a less expensive purchase? Thanks.

The reason that goldenseal is so expensive is that it has been over harvested and takes a long time to grow. There are several other herbs that function similarly to goldenseal that may help. Skin diseases can be considered a metobolic dysfunction in the elimination of wastes, of which the liver plays an important part. Goldenseal's action as a cholagogue stimulates bile production and stagnation in the liver, translating in more effective elimination from the body. Try other bitter stimulants such as gentian, dandelion, turmeric or aloe. Make sure your diet is healthy, avoiding dairy, sweets, alcohol and meat. Pay attention to regular bowel movements and make sure you get enough exercise to break into a sweat every day. These are all important factors in elimination.