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(Yellow Root, Yellowroot, Orange-Root, Orangeroot)
USDA Growing Zones: 3 to 9
Why Buy Goldenseal Plants?
Why buy from BuyRoots.com?
First, we are one of the only sellers of this plant. We practice conservation of the plant, and I have over 30 years experience working with Goldenseal. I also learned a lot from my Father-in-Law and Grandfather who were both working with it before I was even born. If you buy from us, you'll get quality and support. What other seller will offer you unlimited email support or even their home phone for you to ask questions about your plants?
Unique addition to any shade garden
If you are just looking for unique plants for your shade garden, this one will make a great conversation piece. Being endangered in most parts of the US, being highly valued for its many medicinal purposes (see below), its role in Indian and American history, and its unique bright yellow root, are all interesting points to make when showing off your new plants.
Goldenseal is one of the oldest documented medicinal plants native to North America. Native Americans used it internally for respiratory, immune system and gastrointestinal ailments. They also used it externally for
inflammation. Today, Goldenseal is marketed in over 500 medicinal products worldwide and is often used in combination with other herbs, especially Echinacea.
The primary effect that goldenseal is marketed for is that it assists with our immune system (boost our immune system and assists in fighting bacteria and viruses). Goldenseal is also commonly marketed as a detoxifier and blood purifier, and is said to be beneficial for the liver. Many report that it fights urinary tract infections, sinus problems, as well as promoting the healing of mouth ulcers and cold sores.
Goldenseal contains berberine, which provides the bright golden yellow color to the herb, and hydrastine alkaloids. These are the two main active compounds in this herb. Other compounds found in goldenseal are albumin, b-complex vitamins, biotin, calcium, candine, chlorine, choline, chlorogenic acid, inositol, iron, lignin, manganese, PABA, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A, C & E. Because of the alkaloids, Goldenseal is considered a bitter herb, which is said to assist with stimulating digestion, as it helps in the stimulation of the gall bladder to secrete bile.
Work from home income potential
A patch of Goldenseal could provide a profit every year for the rest of your life if managed properly. With plant numbers going down and demand for medical use staying the same or increasing, the value of Goldenseal should hold steady or, more likely, increase yearly. Current prices per pound of dry root average between $25 and $50. To put that in to perspective, one person could easily handle the labor required to maintain one acre of Goldenseal. That single acre could yield around 500 pounds of dry root. At $50 per pound that would be $25,000 per acre. Not many legal plants can offer that kind of profit potential! Prices have reached $100 per pound in the past, and current trends show it heading that direction once again. Additionally, the plant tops are currently also worth $3 to $7 per pound. We can put you in touch with an herb buyer in your state.
This money crop is self-renewing and a hardy grower. Pieces of root broken off during the harvesting of roots will grow to form a new plant. Each year adult plants will also produce seed pods containing up to 30 seeds that create many new plants. Properly managed, Goldenseal will provide a life-long income source and a fun and interesting hobby along the way.
Help an endangered plant
First, let me say that we carefully manage our Goldenseal in the wild on our own property. The number of plants we have is NOT on the decline and actually grows each year. We dig and sell responsibly. Because of it's medical uses, Goldenseal has a long history of over harvesting and lack of preservation. Many diggers simply stripped this herb from the wild in order to make a quick profit with no focus on the future. As a result, Goldenseal is now rare in the wild and finds itself on the endanger plants list of most states where it used to thrive. Buy a few plants and add them to your woods or shade garden to help it spread. The seeds may be eaten by birds and spread even more as a result of your purchase.
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