Very useful herb, but watch out....
This is my 4th or 5th attempt to type a review on this herb. I am not allowed to give any comments and post them here if they have anything to do with medical or disease claims, due to regulations by the government; so I will do my best to stay within these boundaries, and say what I feel is necessary to say.
First off, this herb has a lot of uses, and I have benefitted from them in a noticeable way. Because of the usefulness of goldenseal, it has made my top 10 list of most important herbs. Also, on swansons, I get a fair discount for an herb that I believe is fairly expensive.
Now if I can say this correctly within my legal bounds, because I believe that this is important to know: even though goldenseal has many uses and can be potent; I strongly, strongly suggest that you research the potential side-effects of this herb, as well as consulting a healthcare practitioner before considering using goldenseal.
November 2, 2014
Among my top 10 herbs, but be careful...
This herb is in my opinion, a very useful and effective herb. Goldenseal seems to be kind of expensive, at least from what I have come across.
I like this swansons brand for this herb, and I am happy with its potency and effectiveness so far.
I wish I could tell you what I have used this for, but due to governmental regulations on medical and disease claims, I cannot post them here.
Also, this is my third attempt to give a warning about this herb that is legally ok to post, but I have failed to do so recently. I am unable to post my comments about this herb without some attempt at a warning, as I believe this is vital to be known. All I can say to you is research this herb thoroughly, and if you plan to use this herb, I would suggest consulting a healthcare practitioner, and knowledgeable people first.
Goldenseal has various benefits, but care should also be taken before considering being used.
October 30, 2014
golden seal is 1 of the best herbs 4 health. 2 weeks on 2 weeks off.
January 24, 2014
Best on the Market
I have used other brands of goldenseal which require numerous doses throughout the day to be effective. One capsule a day of the Swanson brand does the work of several of the other brands! Love it and will make sure to always have at least one bottle on reserve.
November 27, 2012
I have used Goldenseal Root for decades but you have the best price. It is great for cleansing the body of toxins in your system.
May 31, 2012
Not up to par
The quality is in question, The color(dark green) , odor(pungent) and taste(on the bitter side) is not like what i have used for many years.Trying another bottle to see if that was a bad batch.
April 15, 2012
No bad taste or smell!
I just started using this Swanson Premium Goldenseal root so I cannot yet rate the effectiveness and quality. However, what I love about it so far is that it does not cause me to burp up a bad taste like other brands have done; and does not have a strong odor when opening the bottle. I look forward to taking these awhile to see if they do for me what previous "smelly" brands have done. Shipments from Swanson are always fast even on economy or free shipping. :) Give them a try!
March 16, 2012
This is not a good product
I have been buying goldenseal root powder for decades and it is always a dark yellow fine powder with a bitter pungent odor.
I opened one capsule of this product and the powder was white, gritty and had no similarity to any goldenseal root powder I have ever seen.
Just to make sure I went to my local health food chain and bought three other brands of goldenseal root powder and these all were the dark yellow powder that I am used to.
I have a feeling this product is cut with fillers and additives and does not contain much active ingredient at all.
I DO NOT recommend this product.
February 13, 2012
I have used this product for years and love it. It seems to help build the immune system by eliminating impurities from the bloodstream. This product is one of the best that I have found!
September 28, 2010