Herbal Tonics – NC Ginseng & Goldenseal Company

A Little Bit About Our Formulas:

At the North Carolina Ginseng and Goldenseal Co. we are dedicated to the preservation of our plant and tree friends. With all of our formulas we try to use organically grown and ethically wildcrafted plants whenever possible.

Many of our medicines are locally grown and harvested, while others come from fellow herb gatherers around the globe. The descriptions of the formulas here are not intended to substitute for advice, but instead should provide some general information to you who are considering herbal remedies. Please consult your health care practitioner if you have any questions concerning the use of these plants for your personal healing path.

Foundation Tonic

This formula makes you want to get up and dance! With the aid of plants from India, China, South America, and the United States, this global formula is rejuvinating, vitamin rich, stamina increasing, relaxing and stimulating. Created to help form the “foundation” of a happy and healthy body, mind, and spirit.

Ashwaghanda (Withania somnifera), Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica), Nettles (Urtica dioaca), Maca (Lepidium meyenii), Astragalus (Astragalus membranecus), Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium)

Immune Tonic

These two herbs of South America have been used for healing a wide variety of maladies. Helping to revive a sluggish body, strengthening all the systems and balancing hormones. Research is finding these herbs to be of possible benefit in treating AIDS, cancer, diabetes, and auto-immune diseases. Combined with our American Ginseng, this is another beneficial tonic formula for Rebuilding and revitalizing the body.

Suma (Pfaffia paniculata), Una De Gato (Uncaria tomentosa), and Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium)

Men’s Tonic

All of these plants have been gathered from the southeastern United States, to form our male tonic. Vitamin rich, adaptogenic (balances the body), and prostate strengthening; this formula may also help to invigorate the body and strengthen the urinary tract.

Nettles (Urtica dioaca), American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium), Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)

Brain Tonic

Organically grown Gotu Kola and Ginkgo and Chemical-free Ginseng are combined to create our “brain tonic”. Aids in increasing circulation, nourishing brain tissue and improving memory.

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica), Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium), Ginkgo ( Ginkgo biloba), and American Reishi (Ganoderma lucidium)

Lung Tonic

From the southeastern and southwestern corners of the United States, these herbs help with colds, sore throats, mucosy coughs, bronchial irritation, and general congestion. Both soothing to the membranes and stimulating to the immune system, this formula strengthens the lungs and nourishes the adrenals and lymph system.

Yerba Santa (Erydiction angustifolia), Grindellia (Grindellia robusta), Oregon Grape (Mahonia repens), Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara), Yellow Root (Xanthoriza simplissima), Mullein (Verbascum thapsis), Licorice (glycerriza glabra), Milk Thistle (Silybum marinarum), Nettles (Urtica dioaca)


Traditionally used as a social enhancer in the Polynesian culture, Kava promotes a sense of well being, gregariousness, and calmness. It’s effect is on the musculo-skeletal system are pronounced, producing an overall relaxing effect on the physical body.

Kava-Kava (Piper methysticum)

St. John’s Wort

Well known for it’s use in reducing the effects of depression, St. John’s Wort has also been used traditionally to help reduce inflammation associated many types of nerve pains such as gum inflammations, sciatica, and minor injuries. Research also indicates it’s potential as an anti-viral agent against the virus that causes AIDS and herpes viruses.

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

Four Nervines

Relaxing for the body, mind and spirit, these herbs have been traditionally used for relieving pain and stimulating the digestion. Useful for times when you just want to unwind, and also helpful for inducing quality restful sleep.

Valerian (Valeriana edulis), Skullcap (Scutellania lateraflora), California Poppy (Escholzia alifornica), St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

Echinacea and Goldenseal

This combination of organically grown Echinacea and plant-rescued Goldenseal, comes together to form excellent immune-boosting, anti- bacterial, and anti-microbial actions. Traditionally used as a cold and flu medicine.

Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea), Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)