Goldenseal, a plant native to North America, has been used for a variety of holistic purposes. It’s a common supplement, and at one point was so popular that it was actually overharvested! People use goldenseal root to help manage colds, hay fever, ulcers, GI issues, multiple types of infections, rashes, and other skin problems. You’ll often find that products with echinacea also contain goldenseal.
Videos about Goldenseal
Books about Goldenseal
Healing Power of Echinacea and Goldenseal and Other Immune System Herbs (The Healing Power)
Today, echinacea and goldenseal are among the top-selling consumer-level medicinal herbs in the U.S. These herbs are the most famous of the class of ?immune system herbs,? which have been respected as panaceas or cure-alls in different civilizations since early recorded history. In his new book, The Healing Power of Echinacea, Goldenseal, and Other Immune System Herbs author Paul Bergner explains in detail everything readers will want to know about these and twenty other immune system herbs.Bergner explains how to substitute traditional Western herbs, Chinese herbs, Japanese medicinal mushrooms, and other plant substances for often-abused antibiotic drugs. He tells how to use herbs to treat such conditions as: colds and fluchronic infectionsperiodontal diseaseurinary tract infectionsand much, much more!Bergner offers a detailed list of herbal remedies for specific ailments, information on proper dosages, as well as a glossary of immune system terminology. This is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in health and well-being.
Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals: 2nd Edition
The most comprehensive, truly practical guide to the cultivation of woodland botanicals Not all saleable crops are dependent on access to greenhouses or sun-drenched, arable land. Shade-loving medicinal herbs can be successfully cultivated in a forest garden for personal use or as small-scale cash crops. Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals is a complete guide to these increasingly popular botanicals, aimed at aspiring and experienced growers alike. In this fully revised and updated edition, authors Jeanine Davis and W. Scott Persons show how more than a dozen sought-after native species can generate a greater profit on a rugged, otherwise idle woodlot than just about any other legal crop on an equal area of cleared land. With little capital investment but plenty of sweat equity, patience, and common sense, small landowners can preserve and enhance their treed space while simultaneously earning supplemental income. Learn how to establish, grow, harvest, and market: Popular medicinal roots such as ginseng, goldenseal, and black cohosh; Other commonly used botanicals including bloodroot, false unicorn, and mayapple The nutritious wild food, ramps, and the valuable ornamental galax. Packed with budget information, extensive references, and personal stories of successful growers, this invaluable resource will excite and inspire everyone from the home gardener to the full-time farmer. Jeanine Davis is an associate professor and extension specialist with North Carolina State University. Her focus is helping farmers diversify into new crops and organic agriculture. W. Scott Persons is the author of American Ginseng: Green Gold and an expert in growing and marketing wild-simulated and woods-cultivated ginseng.
Podcasts about Goldenseal
The Plant Detective: Goldenseal II
Goldenseal ( Hydrastis canadensis) grows in eastern North America, where it's now threatened in the wild. An alkaloid in goldenseal, berberine, shows powerful antimicrobial effects against a wide range of bacteria, yeasts, and parasites. Herbalists prescribed goldenseal to stimulate the immune system, fight infection, and treat diarrhea.
The Plant Detective: Goldenseal I
There's a persistent urban legend concerning the herb, goldenseal: take it before a urine test and you'll get false-negative results for a variety of recreational drugs. Disappointingly for those who try, goldenseal won't mask drug residues in the blood. The idea came from Stringtown on the Pike, a novel published in 1900 by plant pharmacist John Uri Lloyd. In the book, goldenseal causes a false-positive result for strychnine poisoning.