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Golden Seal is used as an herb specifically for the mucous membranes, (sometimes referred to as "the King of the Mucous Membranes". It thus finds its use in the treatment of congestion and chronic inflammation of the respiratory and urogenital tracts, catarrhal affliction of the nose and chronic gastritis and enteritis. It has been used for catarrh of the bladder, hepatic congestion and has also been applied in conditions effecting eye inflammation. Golden Seal sometimes finds use in the treatment of female problems relating to inflammation of the vagina, uterus and urethra.
Golden Seal was discovered and is found primarily in eastern North America (Canada and United States). It is found most plentifully in the woods of Ohio, where the Cherokee Indians introduced Golden Seal as a medicine for the treatment of ulcers and arrow wounds. It has been considered useful for arresting bleeding from the uterus and for profuse menstruation. Golden Seal is an effective treatment, specific in female applications for uterine contractions and menstrual disorders.
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