Herbal Information about Goldenseal Root in Powder Form
Common Name: Goldenseal Root
Botanical Name: Hydrastis canadensis
Other Names: Indian Plant, Yellow Paint Root, Jandice Root, Goldenroot, Yellow Eye
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: 4 oz. (1/4 of a pound)
Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
How to use: Encapsulate, Brew Tea, Use Topically
Origin: United States
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Caution: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not use with high blood pressure medications. Do not use more than three weeks.
About Goldenseal Root
Goldenseal Root, or Hydrastis canadensis, is among those natural herbs that are members of the buttercup family. Native to the northeastern woodland of New England, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces of Canada (hence the name Hydrastis canadensis), Goldenseal Root 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 was one of the organic herbs used historically 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 has also been historically used for its laxative properties.
The active ingredients in Goldenseal Root 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, Naturopathic doctor or other medical professional.
Benefits of Goldenseal
- Benefits issues of the gut and gastrointestinal tract.
- Effective for skin conditions
- Supports the immune system
- Contains Berberbine
- Historically used by Native Americans for the eyes, as an eyewash
- Aids Respiratory Tract
- Improves Bowel Health
- Supports Natural Breathing from Inflamed Sinus
- Combats Parasites
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About Starwest Botanicals Quality Control
Starwest Botanicals validated quality assurance testing includes:
• Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor.
• Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
• HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity.
• ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
• Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
• Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.
Audits all suppliers yearly to assure they meet our GMP requirements
Samples are retained from all shipments are thoroughly tested and compared to our extensive reference library of dried herbs and botanicals to verify authenticity. All lot samples are kept for five years and can be traced for verification.
Starwest Botanicals utilizes not only their in-house laboratory, but also independent labs and consultants to guarantee their analyses are complete. Testing includes organoleptic analysis for aroma, color, flavor and texture. Physical testing involves moisture, volatile oil content, heavy metals, microbiology, thin layer chromatography, and other tests specific to each herb.
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