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Botanical Name: Hydrastis canadensis

Common Names: Indian Plant, Yellow Paint Root, Jandice Root, Goldenroot, Yellow Eye


Goldenseal Root Organic, or hydrastis canadensis, is among those natural herbs that are members of the buttercup family. Native to the northeastern woodland biome of New England, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces of Canada (hence the name hydrastis canadensis), Goldenseal Root Organic is thick and knotted, with a yellowish color. It is a perennial plant that blooms in late May and early June, then bears a single raspberry-like fruit in the summer before it dies back in late September and October.

Traditionally, powdered Goldenseal Root Organic was one of the organic herbs used by Iroquois and Algonquin-speaking Indians as an anti-inflammatory, and is also reported to have antiseptic properties as well. In addition, cut Goldenseal Root Organic has been used as a laxative as well as a digestive aid.

Herbalists sometimes prescribe golden seal root granules for various issues related to the female reproductive system, as it may stimulate blood flow to the pelvic region and aid in the release of the hormone oxytocin.

The active ingredients in Goldenseal Root Organic are alkaloid in nature; excessive use of such herbs may result in gastro-intestinal irritation. Women who are pregnant and/or lactating as well as young children should avoid ingesting this herb. The effects and benefits of such Native American herbs have not been tested nor approved by the FDA; quality bulk herbs should be used under guidance of a licensed herbalist or naturopathic doctor. It should be noted that goldenseal leaf is an ingredient in some commercial ointments and disinfectants.Traditionally used as a Tea infusion, tincture and sometimes found encapsulated.Note: Because goldenseal contains berberine which stimulates contractions, it should not be used during pregnancy. It may also raise blood pressure and should not be used by those with hypertension.

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