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Nature's Temple / Golden Seal

Golden Seal

(Hydrastis canadensis)

Active Constituents:  Alkaloids (8%), mainly hydrastine, berberine and canadine. Also sterols, resin, tannins and volatile and fatty oil.

Pharmacological Actions:  

  • Tonic
  • Astringent
  • Anti-catarrhal (anti-mucous)
  • Anti-haemorrhagic
  • Laxative
  • Muscular stimulant
  • Oxytocic
  • Bitters

Contraindications:  Avoid during pregnancy. Do not use in cases of hypertension and heart problems.  Do not use ear drops if there is a chance of a perforated ear drum.  Do not eat the fresh plant as there is a chance of mouth ulceration.