Goldenseal Leaf Cut & Sifted, Wild Crafted

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Goldenseal, also known as Yellow Puccoon and Orange Root, is a perennial herb native to the woodlands of northeastern US and Canada. Although goldenseal is a member of the buttercup family, its small white flowers are not very remarkable.

The leaf was used extensively by Native Americans, who introduced the herb to early European settlers. Today, the leaf and extracts made from the leaf are found in antibacterial ointments and salves.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound4
originunited states
active compoundsResin, hydrastine, canadine, berberine, volatile oil.
plant part usedleaf
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaLeafy with a mild but unremarkable scent.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil for use in ointments, lotions and creams.
culinaryUse in herbal tea blends. The leaf may also be tinctured.

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Goldenseal leaf has a mild, pleasant flavor.

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what else you should know

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Goldenseal is a member of the Ranunculaceae family, which includes the common buttercup. The root is more commonly used in the traditional Chinese and Indian wellness systems, but the aerial parts of the plant exert similar properties. The common denominator is the presence of a plant alkaloid called berberine that has significant antibacterial and antifungal properties. Although the herb has been used in Asia for centuries, goldenseal is native to eastern North America.

Currently, goldenseal is classified as an endangered species due to over-harvesting and mountain top removal mining. Because the removal or transplant of wild goldenseal without a permit is unlawful and irresponsible, most goldenseal on the market today is farm cultivated.

Safety: Goldenseal can be toxic if taken in high doses. Don't take this herb if you have high blood pressure, are pregnant, or nursing. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.