Goldenseal, Hydrastis canadensis
Goldenseal is a perennial herb that is used for medicinal purposes by many people. It is used for many things such as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bitter tonic, laxative, anti-diabetic and muscular stimulant. The Goldenseal plant likes partial shade and relatively moist soils.
A Staple For Natural Healers
Goldenseal is one of the most popular perennial plants for people who have a love for in herbal gardening or natural medicine. Although it is found native in parts of North America, goldenseal can quickly grow from the root or seed in almost any region. All it requires is moist, well-drained soil in a semi-shady area and it will thrive wonderfully.
This plant has many benefits in herbal gardening. The healing aspects of this plant can be traced all the way back to Native Americans, who used the root in many different ways. From killing germs to serving as a natural antibiotic, it is one of the most useful perennial plants that exist today. It has bright green leaves, and in the center of each leaf, there is one white flower. Before harvest, the flowers turn into small red berries. However, the health benefits far make up for its somewhat awkward appearance.
This plant is a must for any herbalist. It can be used in myriad ways for many different health benefits and is one that belongs in any well-stocked natural medicine chest.
The goldenseal plant is known for its use in traditional medicine.
Goldenseal grows best in moist environments with a soil pH level of 5.5 to 6.5. Make sure there's excellent water drainage. Goldenseal likes shade. Compost is helpful for fertilization and adding a thick layer of mulch will protect the root. Make sure to place the bud facing upwards in the soil, and it should be shallow, just below the soil. Good luck, happy planting!
USDA Zones 3-7
Goldenseal ships bareroot
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