Goldenseal - Plant
Description for Goldenseal
Goldenseal, also called orangeroot or yellow puccoon, is a perennial herb in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae, native to southeastern Canada and the eastern United States. It may be distinguished by its thick, yellow knotted rootstock.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Yellow puccoon,orangeroot||Greenish-yellow to greenish-white||April to May||0.75 to 1 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Root division is one of the simplest means of growing new goldenseal plants since it requires very few tools and only a modest investment of time. However, it must only be performed in autumn since the cool, moist weather will help the plants put down new roots without causing undue stress.
|Part shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||35 degrees C to 40 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Goldenseal
- Place the potted goldenseal rhizome outdoors under dappled sunlight. Water weekly to a 1-inch depth until the autumn rains start. Withhold water during the autumn and winter unless no rain falls for more than than two weeks.
Typical uses of Goldenseal
Special features: Woodland garden, native plant garden, shaded naturalized plantings or wild garden.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Goldenseal is used for urinary tract infections (UTIs), internal bleeding, bleeding after childbirth, liver disorders, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), jaundice, gonorrhea, fever, pneumonia, malaria, whooping cough, and an eating disorder called anorexia.
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