Also known as Eyeroot, Ground Rasberry, Indian Dye, Yellow Indian Paint, Yellow Puccoon, and Yellowroot
History: Native to the Eastern Woodlands of the U.S. and Canada, Goldenseal Leaf is one of the Native American herbs with a long history. Goldenseal leaf was used by both the Iroquoian and Algonquian-speaking Indians of present-day Ontario, Quebec, New York, and New England as one of their primary medicinal herbs. Traditionally, Goldenseal Leaf was used as a laxative. Dried Goldenseal Leaf was ground into a powder and administered.
Warning: Goldenseal is a uterine muscle stimulant and should be avoided during pregnancy.
Uses: dyspepsia, gastric catarrh, loss of appetite, liver troubles. As a tonic, it is of extreme value in cases of habitual constipation, given as a powder, combined with any aromatic. It is an efficient remedy for sickness and vomiting.
Active Ingredients: isoquinoline alkaloids (berberine, canadine, and hydrastine)
Actions: Anti-Bacterial, Anti Parasitic, anti fungal, anti inflammatory, Astringent, laxative, tonic, anti-catarrhal, oxytocic, alterative, cholagogue, emmenagogue, expectorant, hepatic, pectoral, vulnerary
Complementary Herbs: Mullein, chamomile, meadowsweet,