Also known as orangeroot thanks to its distinctly colored rhizome root system, goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) is a perennial herb in the buttercup family. It is native to southeastern Canada and the eastern United States. Goldenseal has a purple stem, hairy leaves, and small, unassuming flowers with green-white stamens that turn into single raspberry-like fruit. The plant emerges from a thick, heavily knotted, yellow rhizome that has long been the source of goldenseal’s wellness applications.
Goldenseal has been used in everything from salves and tinctures to teas and tablets. Native Americans—in particular the Cherokee—traditionally used goldenseal as a bitter tonic to support immune and digestive wellness.** Traditional Chinese wellness practices use goldenseal for its natural supply of the alkaloid berberine.**
Goldenseal products are available containing the powdered or liquid extract of the root. It is often paired with Echinacea in immune supportive herbal formulas.** PipingRock’s Goldenseal Root supplements deliver the finest quality goldenseal in 1,000 mg servings taken twice daily with meals.
Directions for Use
Always consult with your trusted healthcare provider prior to adding any supplement to your regimen. There is no set recommended daily allowance for goldenseal supplements. Refer to individual label directions for more information.