Herbal Fun Facts

This page is dedicated to providing information that we found as we researched all of the herbs, vitamins and minerals used in our formulas.


Agaricus Mushroom:
Aloe Vera:
Apple Pectin:
Artimisa:
Astragalus:
Barley Greens:
Bayberry:
Barberry:
Bee Pollen:
Bilberry:
Black Cohosh:
Black Cumin Seed:
Black Root:
Black Walnut:
Bladderpod:
Bladderwrack:
Blessed Thistle:
Blue Cohosh:
Blue Flag:
Blue Vervain:
Blue Violet:
Brindleberry:
Buchu:
Buckthorn:
Bugleweed:
Burdock:
Butternut:
Calamus Root:
Calendula:
Canaigre:
Goldenseal:
Goldenseal is a low-sprawling woodland plant that belongs to the Ranunculaceae family. The scientific name is Hydrastis Canadensis it is native to eastern North America, from Ontario, Canada, to Georgia in the U.S.; and from Oklahoma to South Carolina. It was plentiful in the early 1800’s but has been over harvested. Now it is grown commercially to keep up with the high demand.
Folklore tells us that the Native Americans used Goldenseal as a medicinal plant. Native Americans east of the Mississippi River used goldenseal for fighting coughs, and, for easing digestive issues and as a potion for eye and skin infections and earaches.
Goldenseal has an active constituent or alkaloid called Berberine. Berberine has been linked to health issues like blood sugar control, heart function, cholesterol control, liver fat reducer, anti-inflammatory and as an infection fighter. It has been studied and found to be successful in all these health-related issues. In one study there was no difference between Berberine and Metformin (a popular drug for diabetics). It also has a high content of vitamin C. The Berberine and the vitamin C work in concert with each other to effectively boost the immune system. Like Garlic and many of the other herbs that we use the best part of the plant is the root. That’s the part that we use in our formulas.
Goldenseal is one of Grandma’s favorite herbs. We use it in five of our formulas currently and we are considering adding it to one or two more. You can find Goldenseal in Nature’s Biotic, Immune Enhancer, Bright Eyes, Eyebright Plus and Pancreas Aid.