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#1 of 7 Old 07-11-2006, 08:59 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I got some info that taking goldenseal root 2 500 mg capsules by mouth daily will help you gety a negative GBS test. Question is there was a warning saying that goldenseal could cause early labor. Is that true? Would the listed dosage cause labor or would you have to take more than reccomended? What does it do that causes labor? Thanks!

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No idea about goldenseal, but there are lots of things you can do to get a neg result. Too bad the search function is down. One is inserting garlic vaginally every night for a week.

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question- does it actually clear you of GBS? or does it give a false negative to the Dr?
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Sorry OP, cant answer your question!
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I don't know specifically about goldenseal, but natural treatments actually rid you of GBS if present.

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Hi there, not from your DDC but noticed the headline. My urine tested positive for GBS and my midwife said that means I've got a big colony living in my vagina so she wants me to be on a natural regime at the very least decrease the colonization. She's going to let me know the regime today via email and I'll let you all know. She did say it included goldenseal and garlic suppositories.
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I don't know anything about Goldenseal, but my midwives have suggested (& I'm doing): taking a probiotic (acidophilous) supplement daily & eating lots of yogurt throughout pg, 1 week before GBS screen, take the probiotic twice daily, 1 clove of garlic vaginally each night. Mothering published a great article on the subject: http://www.mothering.com/articles/pr...n/group-b.html

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You can aslo try taking colloidal silver, echinacea, or vitamin c to boost your immune system. I have also heard that putting a few drops of tea tree oil on a tampon works well, too.

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