Bulk Goldenseal Root Cut & Sifted, Wild Crafted

Hydrastis canadensis
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[ 1061 ]Hydrastis canadensis

Goldenseal Root Cut & Sifted, Wild Crafted

1/4 Pound:  $62.88 Pound:  $139.74 buy now  

Goldenseal root refers to the yellow tuberous root of Hydrastis canadensis, also known as Indian Paint and Yellow Puccoon.

Because the herb was mistaken for strychnine in a murder plot in a novel written by pharmacist John Uri Lloyd in 1900, the mistaken belief that goldenseal root could alter urine screening tests persists to this day.

Goldenseal root can, however, affect blood pressure, so check with your doctor before using it if you have hypertension or take other medications.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound4
originunited states
active compoundsHydrastine, canadine and berberine.
plant part usedroot
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in an airtight container in a place free of direct light, heat and moisture.
appearance & aromaYellow root pieces with no significant aroma.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil, decoct in water or tincture in alcohol for use in various topical formulations.
culinaryGoldenseal root is a traditional ingredient in herbal bitters.
safetyCheck with your physician before using this herb if you have high blood pressure or take medications. Goldenseal may also increase photosensitivity.

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Tastes bitter.

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Goldenseal is a perennial, flowering herb in the buttercup family that is native to North America, where it is also grown in quantity on commercial herb farms. It has a long history of use by Native Americans and remains one of the most popular herbs in the United States, although the plant has become endangered in the wild due to over-harvesting and lost habitat.

The knotted yellow tuberous root of the plant contains three key alkaloids that are responsible for the herbs antimicrobial actions— hydrastine, canadine and berberine. Consult with your doctor before using this herb, however, if you take pharmaceutical medications because these agents collectively increase the effects of certain drugs and inhibit others.

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