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Growing Information:

Goldenseal

DAYS TO GERMINATION: N/A

SOWING TIME: Fall

SEEDING METHOD: Transplant

SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE: Shade

PLANT HEIGHT: 12"

PLANT SPACING: 6-8"

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 5-8

Habitat and Description


Growing Goldenseal
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS

Mostly sold as roots.

To Grow from seed: The goldenseal berry matures in the early summer, ripening from an emerald green to a deep red color. As the berry softens, it is likely to detach from the plant and fall to the forest floor, where it eventually rots, leaving behind its load of up to 30 roundish, hard, shiny black seeds. Alternatively, the fruit may be eaten by birds or mammals and the berry passed through the digestive tract, the goldenseal seeds subsequently deposited (in association with a little nitrogenous fertilizer) at a distance from the parent plant. In either case, if the goldenseal seed remains reasonably moist throughout the process, it will retain viability and with luck will lodge in the soil. After overwintering, the goldenseal seed will germinate in the spring, or may rest for another full year and germinate in the second spring following dissemination.



Goldenseal


The benefits of Goldenseal

One of the benefits of Goldenseal root is that it contains alkaloids. However this also means it is a powerful plant and should be used with caution. It is believed that it may cause uterine contractions and/or uterine relaxation (Duke 1985) and should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women.

  • One of the herbal cold remedies
  • A mouthwash that is one of the home remedies for canker sores
  • A gargle that can help mend a sore throat
  • A treatment for internal bacterial parasites and gastritis
  • An external wash for skin problems.





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