Golden seal(Orange-root, Orangeroot; Hydrastis canadensis) is a perennial herbin the buttercup family Ranunculaceae, native to southeastern Canada and the northeastern United States. It may be distinguished by its thick, yellow knottedrootstock. The stem is purplish and hairy above ground and yellow below ground where it connects to the yellow rhizome. The plant bears two palmate, hairy leaves with 5¨C7 double-toothed lobes and single, small, inconspicuous flowers with greenish white stamens in the late spring. It bears a single berry like a large raspberry with 10¨C30 seeds in the summer.
Golden seal is often used as a multi-purpose remedy, and is thought to possess many different medicinal properties. In addition to being used as a topicalantimicrobial, it is also taken internally as a digestion aid, and may remove canker sores when gargled. Goldenseal may be purchased in salve, tablet, tinctureform, or as a bulk powder. Goldenseal is often used to boost the medicinal effects of other herbs it is blended or formulated with.
Main Function of Golden seal root p.e.:
1.Resistance to indigenous microorganisms
2. depoisoning effect
3. Anti - inflammatory and Antipyretic
4. inhibit splatele taggtegation