Latin Name: Hydrastis canadensis
Extraction: 1:4 (250mg/ml)
Grown: Ethically Wildcrafted/Organic
Part Used: Root
Dose: 2-4ml 3x per day
Ingredients: Goldenseal Root, Organic Non-GMO Cane Alcohol, Distilled Water.
NPN Claim: Traditionally used to help alleviate infectious and inflammatory conditions of the digestive tract.
Other Uses: Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine
as a mild laxative
to help alleviate infectious and inflammatory conditions of the digestive tract such as gastritis and digestive upset such as dyspepsia.
as a bitter to aid digestion (and to increase appetite (stomachic).
Risk Info; Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a kidney disorder or blood pressure problems.
Avoid taking with alcohol, other medications and/or natural health products with sedative properties.
Do not use this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Other Info: Goldenseal is a perennial herb in the buttercup family native to southeastern Canada and the eastern US. The part used is the thick yellow knotted root of a 4–5-year-old plant. Unfortunately, Goldenseal has been unsustainably wild harvested throughout the 1900’s and is currently on the endangered species list and protected by CITES. It is especially important to buy Goldenseal from reputable sources that are harvesting and cultivating the plant sustainably. Up to 60,000 plants a year are harvested and sold without being replaced.
Goldenseal is a bitter tonic and has been used for digestive issues, eyewash as a diuretic. The key constituents are found in the roots and are readily soluble in alcohol. Isoquinoline alkaloids are the key active ingredients of which berberine, and hydrastine are the most sought after.