Hydrastis

(BAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Golden Seal; Goldenseal; Hidraste; Hidrastis; Hydrast.; Hydrastidis Radix; Hydrastis rhizoma; Hydrastisjuuri; Hydrastisrot; Idraste; Kanadiniu auksašakniu šakniastiebiai; Vodilkový kořen; Yellow Root.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur. and US.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Goldenseal Rhizome; Goldenseal Root BP 2008). The whole or cut, dried rhizome and root of Hydrastis canadensis containing not less than 2.5% of hydrastine and not less than 3.0% of berberine, calculated on the dried basis. Protect from light.

USP 31

(Goldenseal). The dried roots and rhizomes of Hydrastis canadensis (Ranunculaceae), containing not less than 2.0% of hydrastine and not less than 2.5% of berberine, calculated on the dried basis. Store in airtight containers. Protect from light, moisture, and heat.

💊 Profile

Hydrastis was formerly used to arrest excessive uterine haemorrhage. It is included in some herbal preparations for gastrointestinal disorders and peripheral vascular disorders. The pharmacological activity of hydrastis is attributed primarily to 2 of its constituent alkaloids, berberine and hydrastine (above).

Homoeopathy.

Hydrastis has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Hydrastis canadensis; Hyrdr. can.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Ger.: Gingivitol N. Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Bilberry Plus; Euphrasia Complex; Herbal Cleanse†; Hydrastis Complex†; Sambucus Complex†; Urapro†; Urinase†; Braz.: Bromidrastina†; Canad.: Echinacea Goldenseal Formula†; Fr.: Climaxol; Spain: Proctosor†; Solucion Schoum; Turk.: Ma-Ka-Ta; UK: Digestive; HRI Golden Seal Digestive; Wind & Dyspepsia Relief.
Published May 08, 2019.