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goldenseal

(gōl′dən-sēl′)
n.
A North American woodland plant (Hydrastis canadensis) in the buttercup family, having small greenish-white flowers and a yellow root used in herbal medicine.
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A perennial herb that contains alkaloids—e.g., berberine and canadine, resin, and volatile oil, regarded by Native American medicine men as antimicrobial, antituberculotic, antiseptic, haemostatic, and a liver tonic
Toxicity It should not be used in pregnancy, as it may stimulate uterine contractions
Contraindications Diabetes, glaucoma, coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, hypertension, prior stroke
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gol·den·seal

(gōld'ĕn sēl)
(Hydrastis canadensis) Herbal remedy that claims unsubstantiated benefit in treatment of anorexia nervosa, cancer, gastrointestinal disease, pruritus, and other conditions. Widely reported adverse effects (e.g., seizures, cardiac problems, respiratory depression). Death has been reported after overdose. Among the most commonly used of all herbal preparations.
Synonym(s): eye balm, yellow paint, yellow puccoon.
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[175] National Toxicology Program, Toxicology and carcinogenesis studies of goldenseal root powder (Hydrastis Canadensis) in F344/N rats and B6C3F1 mice (feed studies), vol.
Recovery of populations of goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis L.) and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) following harvest.
Hydrastis canadensis L.; Goldenseal, yellowroot; Creek bank and meadow in the SE corner of property; Rare but locally common; C = 7; BSUH 17784.
Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal) is an herbaceous understory perennial, native to the eastern forests of North America, and is valued for its fleshy rhizomes, which contain the important alkaloids hydrastine and berberine.
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) is one of the most widely used or, more accurately, misused--herbs in the U.S.
Golden Seal (Hydrastis canadensis) used to grow extensively in rich well drained forests in North America.
Well-known examples of frequently wildcrafted herbs include American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.), black cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.), goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis L.) and osha (Ligusticum porteri J.M.
Berberine, an alkaloid extract derived from plants such as Berberis aquifolium, Berberis vulgaris, Berberis aristata, Hydrastis canadensis and Coptis chinensis, provides further multidimensional support.
Search terms for this review were defined based on the condition itself and the herbs that are described as anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory and demulcent in common clinical herbal medicine texts as well as those that are often indicated in inflammatory gastrointestinal conditions (Bone 2003): "eosinophil"; "eosinophilic oesophagitis"; "herbal"; "inflammation"; "baical skullcap"; "Scutellaria baicalensis"; "licorice"; "Glycyrrhiza glabra"; "Withania somnifera"; "turmeric"; "Curcuma longa"; "marshmallow"; "Althaea officinalis"; "golden seal" "Hydrastis canadensis"; "Albizia lebbeck" and "Hemidesmus indicus".
Mice suffering from specific tumors were exposed to the homeopathic preparations Ruta graveolens 200C, Hydrastis canadensis 200C, Hydrastis canadensis 1M, Thuja 1M and Lycopodium 1M.
Berberine is an alkaloid present in Hydrastis canadensis, Coptis chinensis, Berberis aquifolium, Berberis vulgaris and Berberis aristata (Birdsall 1997, Berberine 2000).
Carex leptonervia (Few-Nerved Wood Sedge) [endangered]; Hydrastis canadensis (Golden Seal) and Tripsacum dactyloides (Eastern Gama Grass) [watch list] (Division of Nature Preserves 2007).