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Goldenseal is possibly ineffective for:
  • Masking illegal drugs in urine tests. Goldenseal is often promoted to mask illicit drugs in the urine, but taking goldenseal by mouth doesn’t seem to cause a false-negative result on drug tests for amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Drinking one gallon of water with goldenseal doesn’t increase the number of false negatives over water alone.


Goldenseal has insufficient evidence for:
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs).
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Stomach upset.
  • Loss of appetite (anorexia).
  • Stomach ulcers.
  • Colitis.
  • Menstrual irregularities.
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
  • Conjunctivitis.
  • Nasal congestion.
  • Hay fever.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate goldenseal for these uses.

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