The common cold shouldn’t be something you experience more than once or twice a year, even though “common” is in the name. If you seem to be sick more times than that, then maybe over-the-counter cold medicine just won’t cut it anymore. Instead, try a natural alternative like goldenseal.
While Native Americans used goldenseal traditionally for skin diseases, ulcers, and gonorrhea, now it is used primarily for treating and preventing the common cold and other respiratory infections. It is often used to boost the immune system; some studies suggest it may increase white blood cells. This means not only will the virus of the common cold have a hard time affecting to you, but other illnesses can be combated, too. No wonder it’s become one of the most popular herbs in America.
The good stuff doesn’t stop there though. There are many more benefits of goldenseal. It can help treat a range of ailments from allergies to diarrhea. It can ease the flow during a woman's menstrual cycle , as well as be used as a wash to treat cuts and sores. The only thing it can’t do is give you super powers.
All joking aside, Goldenseal is your ticket to a healthier feeling year round. Goldenseal contains calcium, iron, manganese, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, B-complex, and other nutrients and minerals. That a long list of awesome nutrients! Goldenseal first began to gain a reputation as a healing herb in the late 1700s, and has only grown in popularity from there.
Don’t let yourself suffer from small illnesses that can easily be prevented.
Maybe then we can change the “common cold” to the “uncommon cold?” Share your experiences with goldenseal below in the comment section.