Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) is an herb in the buttercup family. The dried root is very commonly used in supplements in the US.
Goldenseal, also called orangeroot or yellow puccoon, is a perennial herb in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae, native to southeastern Canada and the eastern United States. It may be distinguished by its thick, yellow knotted rootstock.
- Goldenseal is praised for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
- It’s also used to treat skin disorders, lack of appetite, heavy or painful periods, sinus infections, indigestion, and other inflammatory
- It is used as a mouthwash for sore gums and mouth.
- Some people use goldenseal as an eyewash for eye inflammation and eye infections called conjunctivitis, or “pink eye.”