Antibacterial activity and alkaloid content of Berberis thunbergii, Berberis vulgaris and Hydrastis
Four species were documented as having a state or federal listing: Helianthus eggertii, Hydrastis
canadensis, Juglans cinerea, and Panax quinquefolius.
Firstly there lies the issue of managing our own herbal pharmacopeia sustainably (for example supporting regulations that restrict the use of unsustainably harvested herbs such as Hydrastis
canadensis, golden seal) (Davis 2000, Cech 2002).
INCI: Origanum vulgare leaf extract, thymus vulgaris (thyme) extract, cinnamomum zeylancum bark extract, olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, mentha piperita leaf extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, hydrastis
canadensis (golden seal) root extract
Canadensis, or Goldenseal, is a Native American plant that has many medicinal uses.
A contribution to the life history of Hydrastis
Classic naturopathic herbals include Artemisia annua (sweet wormwood), Artemisia tridentata (sagebrush), Allium sativum (garlic), Gentiana lutea (gentian), Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon grape), Zingiber officinalis (ginger), Tanacetum vulgare (tansy), Azadirachta indica (neem), Hydrastis
canadensis (goldenseal), Thuja pUcata (western red cedar), Syzygium aromaticum (clove), juglans nigra (black walnut), Dysphania ambrosioides (formerly Chenopodium ambrosioides; epazote), Ailanthus altissima (Chinese tree of heaven), Quassia amara (quassia), Picrasma excelsa (Jamaican quassia), Uncaria tomentosa (cat's claw), Tabebuia impetiginosa (pau d'arco), Citrus paradisi (grapefruit seed), Cucurbita moschata (pumpkin seed), and Carica papaya (papaya seed).
Berberine is an isoquinoline alkaloid found in numerous herbs including Hydrastis
canadensis, Berberis aquifolium (syn.
Mice suffering from specific tumors were exposed to the homeopathic preparations Ruta graveolens 200C, Hydrastis
canadensis 200C, Hydrastis
canadensis 1M, Thuja 1M and Lycopodium 1M.
Other 19th century references to the climacteric include herbs for uterine hemorrhage attending the menopause such as Viburnum prunifolium (black haw) and Hydrastis
canadensis (golden seal) 'climacteric haemorrhage' in the 1898 King's American Dispensatory (Felter 1983, Lloyd 1887).
Bruns: "I found Hydrastis
canadensis, Curcuma longa and Cinnamomum cassia extracts to be the most potent.
INCI: Origamun vulgare leaf extract and thymus vulgaris (thyme) extract and cinnamomum zeylanicum bark extract and rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract and lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract and citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel extract and mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract and hydrastis
canadensis (goldenseal) root extract and olea europaea (olive) leaf extract