Nature's Plus - Herbal Actives Echinacea/Goldenseal 300 mg. - 60 Vegetarian Capsules
The roots of echinacea and goldenseal have a long history of use by traditional health care practitioners. Nature's Plus Herbal Actives Echinacea/Goldenseal root and rhizome extract is uniformly standardized to a minimum of 4% (8 mg) echinacosides and 10% (10 mg) alkaloids (hydrastine and berberine) to guarantee that each and every capsule provides consistent potency and activity. Each Nature's Plus Herbal Actives Echinacea/Goldenseal capsule, providing the greatest concentration of active botanical principles, maximizes the synergistic benefits of the whole root and rhizome, which also naturally contain glycosides, polysaccharides (echinacin B and inulin), isobuylamides (echinacein), berberine, canadine and berberastine.
Parts Used and Where Grown
Echinacea is a wildflower native to North America. While echinacea continues to grow and is harvested from the wild, the majority used for herbal supplements comes from cultivated plants. The root and/or the above-ground part of the plant during the flowering growth phase are used in herbal medicine.
Historical or Traditional Use
Echinacea was used by Native Americans for a variety of conditions, including venomous bites and other external wounds. It was introduced into U.S. medical practice in 1887 and was touted for use in conditions ranging from colds to syphilis. Modern research started in the 1930s in Germany.
Parts Used and Where Grown
Goldenseal is native to eastern North America and is cultivated in Oregon and Washington. It is seriously threatened by over-harvesting in the wild. The dried root and rhizome are used in herbal medicine.
Historical or Traditional Use
Goldenseal was used by Native Americans as a treatment for irritations and inflammation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tracts. It was commonly used topically for skin and eye infections and has been used historically as a mouthwash to help heal canker sores. Because of its anti-microbial activity, goldenseal has a long history of use for infectious diarrhea, upper respiratory tract infections, and vaginal infections. Goldenseal is often recommended by herbalists in combination with echinacea for the treatment of colds and flu. Its benefits are most likely limited to helping ease the discomfort of a sore throat associated with these conditions. Goldenseal was considered a critical remedy for stomach and intestinal problems of all kinds by early 20th century Eclectic physicians (doctors who recommended herbs).
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The primary objective of Nature’s Plus is to serve Nature’s Plus' customers and assist in their quest for increased energy and ultimate health. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Nature’s Plus' new East Coast corporate headquarters and distribution center in Melville, New York, Nature’s Plus' state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, also in New York, and at Nature’s Plus' West Coast offices and distribution center in Long Beach, California. It is here that Nature’s Plus dedication to customer satisfaction is brought to life.
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