Features and Benefits
Traditionally used to soothe inflamed membranes as a bitter stomachic (to sharpen appetite and aid digestion) and as a general tonic. Golden Seal contains the alkaloid berberine.
Each tablet contains:
Hydrastis canadensis (Golden Seal) extract equivalent to dry root & rhizome (500 mg)
Dose and Usage
Adults: 1 tablet 2-3 times daily.
Children 6-12 years: 1 tablet 1-2 times daily
Contraindications and Cautions
Berberine may reinforce the effects of other drugs which displace the protein binding of bilirubin. Rather than possible uterine-contracting effects, this activity might explain the traditional contraindication for berberine-containing herbs in pregnancy. Contraindicated during lactation. Caution in patients taking midazolam. If diarrhoea persists for more than 6 hours in infants under 6 months, 12 hours in children under 3 years, 24 hours in children aged 3 – 6 years or 48 hours in adults and children over 6 years, seek medical advice. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.