Goldenseal contains berberine, a compound that is immensely helpful in killing many types of bacteria. This is why it’s so helpful in patients who have bacterial overgrowth issues in their gut.
One of the primary reasons berberine is beneficial is because of its microbial-balancing traits. Berberine sulfate is an alkaloid sulfate that boasts the ability to block the adhesion of organisms to host cells which is extremely beneficial for getting rid of bacterial overgrowth.
In one study, berberine was found to disrupt adhesion. It did so by releasing lipoteichoic acid from the cell surface and by dissolving lipoteichoic acid-fibronectin complexes. Another study found berberine to have an effect on erythrocytes and epithelial cells. Berberine promoted microbial balance by the selective suppression of the synthesis and assembly of fimbriae by organisms.
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