Golden Seal Root – Hydrastis canadensis. Golden seal kills a wide range of disease-causing organisms such as harmful bacteria, yeast/fungi and parasites. This herb also boosts the immune system, primarily by enhancing white blood cell activity and spleen function. Its natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties make golden seal especially useful in urinary tract infections (UTIs), respiratory infections and candidiasis (e.g. thrush).
primary active(s): alkaloids (berberine, hydrastine, palmatine)
contraindications: Not recommended during pregnancy. Regular use of high doses may increase the requirement for B vitamins.