Most often used to make Goldenseal Tea, this wonderful herb can also be made into tinctures or placed in capsules.
2019 Harvest from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Eastern Kentucky. This was a great year for gathering Wild Goldenseal. Gorgeous, healthy plants in our patch! ( See the pictures) Nice fresh root ready to go! Packaged in sealed retail foil pouch, always guaranteed fresh or your money back! We will also include a really cool, custom made, laminated index card that references your herb. It is yours FREE and a great way to reference your herbs.
Native to the Eastern United States and Canada, Goldenseal is a perennial and can be found growing in rich, densely shaded, deciduous forests. The roots are bright shades of glowing yellow. One single flower will emerge in the spring producing a fruit resembling a raspberry which will contain one or two seeds.
Goldenseal was a popular remedy among Native Americans and was also used in many folklore recipes.
Goldenseal contains the isoquinoline alkaloids: hydrastine, berberine, berberastine, hydrastinine, tetrahydroberberastine, canadine, and canalidine. These alkaloids are considered to be anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, laxative, anti-diabetic and muscular stimulants.
Goldenseal can be propagated from root cuttings, or seed, taking 5 to 7 years to grow usable roots. In some areas, unethical harvesting of this plant has caused it's numbers in the wild to decline. If foraging Goldenseal, never take the entire patch. Harvest fresh, wild seed to replant in nature and if the area you forage in is seeing a decline of Goldenseal, consider giving it a few years to replenish.
The information we share on this website is based on research from books, the internet, research papers, and personal experience with native plants. The information contained in this website should not be considered medical advice. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. For diagnosis or treatment consult your physician.
As with any food, allergic reactions can also occur with herbs. If you are pregnant or breast feeding do not use this herb. Speak with a medical professional if you have any concerns or adverse reactions.