Spp. Hydrastis canadensis
Bitter and cold. Alterative, anti-inflammatory, bitter tonic, hemostatic and astringent.
The leaf has been thought to contain much of the same qualities as the root except it is considered to be slightly milder in action and is said to contain less berberine.
Avoid long term use because its antibiotic properties will deplete the good flora in your gut.
Avoid use during pregnancy.
Kosher and USDA organic