It is a perennial plant that originates from the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. Its roots are fibrous and its underground stems are a bright yellow color. This plant is very often used as a food supplement in the United States.

Goldenseal Benefit:

People generally use it to try to soothe respiratory symptoms (colds, flu, etc.)

Goldenseal side effects:

Some people report the following reactions with berberine, which is one of the constituents of goldenseal:

  • Rashes
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Headache

Pregnancy and breast feeding :

This treatment is contraindicated during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Indeed, cases of jaundice in newborns and several deaths have been reported.

Remarks :

  • Many users report that it tastes very bitter.
  • This product interacts with many medicines,-herbs-supplements/professional.aspx?productid=943