Brand: Herb Pharm

Echinacea Goldenseal Compound 4 oz

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Product Description

About Echinacea Goldenseal

Echinacea Goldenseal is a foundational immune system herbal formula that features two main ingredients – echinacea and goldenseal – prepared from Certified Organic Echinacea purpurea plants and the rhizome of Certified Organic Hydrastis Canadensis plants respectively. It should be noted that since Goldenseal is a threatened plant, the manufacturer only uses cultivated Goldenseal as a means to preserve the wild-growing populations of the plant. To retrieve a wide range of plant compounds, the herbs are individually extracted. Among the primary uses of the formula is the strengthening of the immune system, enabling the body to resist disease. When it comes to the flavor profile of the product, expect a combination that comprises of the bitterness of Goldenseal and a tingling sensation from Echinacea.

How Echinacea Goldenseal Works

The formula owes its effectiveness in its primary components – echinacea and goldenseal. Echinacea (aka American coneflower) is a very popular herb that is mainly used to help fight the common cold and flu symptoms. Researchers also claim that the herb encourages the immune system and diminishes the symptoms of several diseases, illnesses, and conditions. The echinacea species used in the Echinacea Goldenseal formula is Echinacea purpurea, which has a complex mix of active substances that are believed to have an effect on the human immune system. Among the compounds found in all species of echinacea are phenols that protect the plant from UV radiation damage and infections. This means that phenols have potent antioxidant properties that could be beneficial to human health. Also, echinacea contains alkamides and alkymides that are said to fortify the immune system.

As for goldenseal, it is a traditional healing herb used by Native Americans (the Cherokee) to improve appetite, treat local inflammations, and for indigestion. Others used it for heart problems, fevers, liver disorders, and whooping cough. The herb was listed in the US Pharmacopoeia until 1926.

Health Benefits of Echinacea

Echinacea is now widely used across the globe for a plethora of conditions, infections, and illnesses. Some of these (still anecdotal) uses include:

  • Migraine
  • Gum disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Acid indigestion
  • Rheumatism Infections (streptococcus, septicemia, vaginal yeast, and urinary tract)
  • Flu
  • Pain
  • Genital herpes
  • Dizziness
  • Diphtheria

Health Benefits of Goldenseal

Goldenseal, on the other hand, has potent antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic properties. This means that it can help combat both fungal disorders and bacterial infections, and it is also known as a remedy for conjunctivitis, earache, pruritus, ringworm, and eczema. It may also be used for mouth ulcers and gum disease (as mouthwash), for vaginal issues (as a douche), and middle-ear inflammation (as ear drops).

That aside, goldenseal is also considered a tonic for the mucous membranes. For that reason, in many instances, it is used as a remedy for disorders of the upper respiratory tract and many digestive disorders as it is believed to not only stimulate the healthy flow of mucus in the human body but also giving it (the mucus) valuable antibiotic qualities. In cases of excessive mucus, goldenseal can also be used to reduce the flow of mucus.

Goldenseal is part of many remedies that help combat flu and colds. If goldenseal is taken at the first signs of respiratory-related problems, it can contribute to the development of symptoms even further. But the beneficial effects of goldenseal do not stop here. In fact, it has also been used to:

  • Help reduce fevers
  • Relieve congestion
  • Cleanse the glands
  • Promote healthy glandular functions (by boosting the production of digestive enzymes and bile flow as a means to help regulate healthy spleen and liver functions).
  • Fight uterine conditions (i.e., hemorrhage during labor).
  • Stimulate the uterus for effective contractions during labor.
  • Help treat candida albicans (by limiting the capacity of harmful bacteria to take over the gut microbiome).
  • Combat mucous membrane infection (i.e., the sinus, lining of the oral cavity, gastrointestinal tract, genito-urinary tract)
  • Treat diarrhea caused by salmonella, cholera, food poisoning, E.coli, and giardiasis.
  • Fight bacteria, Streptococci, fungi, and protozoa.
  • Promote easier bacteria removal by inhibiting their capacity to adhere to surfaces of the human tissue.

Echinacea Goldenseal Ingredients

The formula contains a certified organic extract blend of:

Echinacea purpurea (root)

Goldenseal rhizome with rootlet

Cane alcohol (48-58%)

It also contains distilled water.


  • Do NOT use if you have hypoglycemia.
  • Taken over a long time, it may deplete vitamin B. Some supplementation might be required.
  • The formula may potentially disrupt normal bowel flora if taken over the long term. Lactobacillus supplements may be necessary.
  • Always consult your healthcare practitioner before taking any dietary or nutritional supplement, especially if you are pregnant, lactating, or taking medications.
  • The recommended dosage is 30-40 drops in a little water 2-5 times a day unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare practitioner.
  • For children, it is best to use another kid-specific supplement, such as Gaia Kids Echinacea Goldenseal.

About the Manufacturer

Herb Farm is a manufacturer of top-quality herbal extracts products, always ensuring safe and effective herbalism is practiced. The company was founded in 1979 with a mission to make liquid herbal formulas in ways that do not manipulate nature while making the environment stronger.

Among their best-selling products are immune-supporting Virattack Compound, well-being-fostering Alfalfa, and detoxifying Usnea.