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History of Goldenseal's Herbal Medicine Uses

Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) is a traditional medicinal herb.

Goldenseal is a popular herbal supplement often found in herbal formulas with echinacea. It is also known as goldenroot and sello de oro.(48)

Although often used together, goldenseal is not even in the same plant family as echinacea. Goldenseal is the species Hydrastis canadensis. It is in the plant family Ranunculaceae (as opposed to echinacea's plant family, Asteraceae).(48)


Traditional uses of goldenseal include:(348)

Despite traditional uses, there is no clinical evidence supporting using goldenseal. In fact, animal studies suggest bioactive compounds in goldenseal could damage cell DNA.(142143)

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