Our plant for the month is the bodacious yellow root, which loves rocky streamsides in North Georgia.
Berberine is the active ingredient that give yellow root some of its power – but there’s lots more information to be had about this wonderful plant’s properties, so start doing your homework!
WATCH OUT – there is misinformation at eHow and other sites. Hydrastis canadensis = goldenseal, and Xanthorhiza simplicissima = yellow root. They both have berberine, and treat many of the same health problems – yellow root is used as a substitute for goldenseal – but they are not the same plant.
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- What you learned in research
- Contribution for the room rental (a dollar or two each if there are 10+ people)
- Grain alcohol if you want to make tincture / or a contribution for someone else’s supply
- A jar if you would like to take home some of the communal tincture we make
- Fresh yellow root if you can gather from private property – here’s some detailed illustrations to help you identify it