Photos of Hydrastis canadensis, Goldenseal plants growing wild, and commercial production under natural shade, lath sheds, and shade cloth.

Hydrastis canadensis, Goldenseal production under natural shade, lath sheds, and growing wild. Root traditionally used in tea or tincture to treat inflamed mucous membranes of mouth, throat, digestive system, uterus, also used for jaundice, bronchitis, pharyngitis, gonorrhea. Tea (wash) a folk remedy for eye infections. Recent research suggests a synergistic action of the major alkaloids in producing muscle-spasm reducing activity. When any single alkaloid was removed from the mix, the effect was greatly lessened.

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