NOW Goldenseal Root is derived from the root of the Hydrastis canadensis plant. It has been a part of traditional Native American herbal medicine for hundreds of years and today is one of the most popular herbal supplements on the market.
Serving Size: 2 capsules
Servings per container: 25
Suggested Use: As an herbal dietary supplement, take 2 capsules 2 to 3 times daily.
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1% *
Goldenseal Root (Hydrastis canadensis) 1.0 g (1000 mg) †
Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule) and Stearic Acid (vegetable source).
Free of: salt, yeast, corn, wheat, milk, preservatives
Warnings: Continuous high level consumption of this product for more than 2 weeks of each month is not recommended.
Information of goldenseal:
Golden Seal (Hydrastis canadensis): Early American medicine primarily used goldenseal root for treating uterine lining inflammation, but it is now considered valuable for treating any infection, inflammation and congestion of mucous-lining areas, such as the lungs, throat, digestive tract and sinuses. It dries and cleanses the mucous membranes inhibiting excessive flow.
Golden seal counteracts inflammation, regulates menses, aids digestion, treats liver diseases, cleanses the blood and counters infection. It also is a stimulant to the uterine muscles, contracts the blood vessels and inhibits excessive bleeding. Golden seal is effective against flu, fevers and infections of all kinds; and in treating hemorrhoids, vaginal yeast infection and as an eyewash for inflamed eyes. It also alleviates gastro-enterities, indigestion, gas and heartburn; and is effective in treating amoebic dysentery (giardia) when used over a 10 day period.
The primary constituents are hydrastine and berberine. Similar in action, they lower blood pressure and destroy many types of bacterial and viral infections. Goldenseal salve helps to heal herpes, ringworm, impetigo, hemorrhoids, canker sores, and inflamed gums. The powdered root is sniffed for sinus congestion or gargled for sore throat, and a strong and well strained eyewash is used for conjunctivitis. The tea also makes an effective douche for thrush and trichomonas. The dried rhizome possesses cytotoxic activity, indicating it is useful against viruses. A bitter digestive, goldenseal stimulates appetite and bile production and it also helps in the treatment of severe diarrhea caused by various diseases, including cholera. Berberine effectively treats intestinal parasites, including giardia, a threat to campers and those living in rural areas. It proved as effective as, and sometimes even better than, the established drugs. It is also used to help restore patients after long bouts with fevers and flus.
Goldenseal is a beneficial but overused herb. Herbalists find it most effective used to treat an active infection, then discontinued, since it does not show the long-range adaptogenic actions of ginseng. The rumor that goldenseal can mask urine tests for drugs is untrue.
(by The Herb Growing & Marketing Network)