goldenseal contains berberine

Does berberine work for weight loss?

A recently published comparison of many randomized controlled trials testing berberine, not directly focused on weight loss, showed a strong benefit in the body’s ability to process sugars— the A1C number that you may have seen on commercials. Their data also showed it improves insulin resistance, reduces inflammation and improves lipid metabolism. Improving the body’s…

sochan aka cut leaf coneflower wild spring greens

Wild Spring Greens

Peak wild greens season is eagerly anticipated across our hemisphere. An all-too-fleeting moment of nutritious, delicious gourmet abundance from early to mid-spring, the spring greens of field and forest flourish, set seed and fade away before gardeners pick the first asparagus. In Kentucky, we enjoy dozens of unique species which fortify and nourish the body, each with a unique range of health affirming properties, broad spectrum vitamin and mineral content, and delightful flavors.

Yellow color indicates berberine in goldenseal

Health Benefits of Berberine in Goldenseal

Berberine sounds about like a miracle compound (!) – protects your liver, fights tumors, regulates blood sugar, kills aggressive germs, reduces inflammation and other damage to cells. This is why the plants which contain this compound-of-many-uses have been honored by plant-medicine traditions for centuries, including Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and others.

Slippery Elm

What is Slippery Elm?

Slippery Elm is a much storied and beloved tree of the Eastern United States, which had once nearly reached extinction, and is still absent or greatly reduced across much of its natural range. Due both to improper harvesting methods and commercial exploitation, this tree-of-many-uses also continues to face challenges from pathogens including the Dutch Elm…


What is Goldenseal?

Named for its glowing yellow roots, found growing in rich, healthy forest ecosystems, Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) is a revered and powerful herbal remedy. Known locally as Yellow Root, our Goldenseal is harvested from vibrant, abundant stands, stewarded for 9 generations on the family land of our staff herbalist. Before that time, this patch was certainly…

turkey tail mushrooms

Turkey Tail Mushrooms

This beautiful woodland mushroom is named for the many-colored bands atop its fuzzy cap, resembling the showy plumage found on the tail feathers of the noble turkey. Growing primarily on hardwood logs, Turkey Tail helps to break down old wood in our forests, thereby improving soil fertility and increasing the overall health of our native…