Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) is an herbaceous plant native to the woodlands of North America. Historically, Goldenseal has been used for ailments linked to skin conditions, fevers, itchy or infected eyes, mucosal linings, ulcers, respiratory infections (including tuberculosis), and digestive concerns.
The main active constituents of goldenseal include berberine, hydrastine, and canadine. Berberine was recently credited for supporting healthy blood sugar levels.
Goldenseal studies have shown that it may provide support the body’s needs with concerns related to:
- Inflammatory conditions
- Healthy mucosal lining of digestive tract
- Healthy cholesterol Levels
- Urinary tract infections
- Healthy blood sugar levels
- Antimicrobial needs
- Antifungal needs
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