Golden Seal has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties as well as immune-supporting properties (largely due to its hydrastine, berberine and canadine alkaloids). It has traditionally been used to help soothe the mucous membranes that line the respiratory, digestive and urinary tracts. Useful when taken at the first sign of respiratory problems, or colds. May also relieve the congestion and excess mucous symptoms of catarrh.
Often called "The King of Mucous Membranes". Written history on Golden Seal begins in the 16th Century when pioneers encountered native Americans chewing it for mouth ulcers. Golden Seal has been used in many patent medicines (over the counter) throughout North America and Europe for over a century. Part of the herb used is the Root.
Golden Seal is native to North America and was used extensively by the American Indians as both a herbal medicine and a clothes dye. Golden Seal is nearly extinct in the wild, however it is now cultivated for both its medicinal and colouring uses.
Golden Seal is a valuable plant in herbal medicine. It has a number of actions, including but not limited to anti-catarrhal, stomachic (assists digestion), and supporting the integrity of the mucous membranes. It contains berberine and hydrastine that seem to account for many of the herb's actions. Golden Seal can be of assistance in cases of catarrh of the mucous membranes, including the respiratory, urinary and digestive systems.
Each ‘preservative free’ capsule contains 525mg of Hydrastis canadensis rhizome powder.
For adults: take two capsules with a meal twice daily.
For children aged 6-12 years: take one capsule with a meal twice daily. Not to be used in children under 2 years of age without medical advice.
Not to be used during pregnancy, lactation or with a hypertensive condition.