What You Need to Know About Goldenseal
Even though it is a "natural" product, goldenseal can cause side effects. Some of the reported side effects include:
(Click Side Effects of Goldenseal to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Theoretically, the product may interact with some medications (see Goldenseal Drug Interactions).
For many adults, short-term use seems to be fairly safe when the herb is used in moderation. Some people may be more likely to experience problems due to goldenseal. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking it medicinally if you have any:
- Chronic or severe medical condition
- Allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Goldenseal and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Goldenseal and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Is Goldenseal Safe? for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)