Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
Goldenseal Metabolomics CSV JSON

LC-MS metablomics and composite score analysis [1,2] was used to compare the chemical composition of 35 commercial H. canadensis samples. A single sample (dried Hydrastis canadensis room material, arbitrarily identified as GS-16) was chosen for use in pharmacology studies based on its similarity to authentic reference standards and to other commercially used goldenseal supplements.  

1. Joshua J. Kellogg, Olav M. Kvalheim, Nadja B. Cech, Composite score analysis for unsupervised comparison and network visualization of metabolomics data,Analytica Chimica Acta, Volume 1095, 2020, Pages 38-47, ISSN 0003-2670,

2. Wallace ED, Oberlies NH, Cech NB, Kellogg JJ. Detection of adulteration in Hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal) dietary supplements via untargeted mass spectrometry-based metabolomics. Food Chem Toxicol. 2018;120:439-447. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2018.07.033. 

1 . Goldenseal Metabolomics Experiment (id=NPDI-ZFajng)

Metabolomics Study

LC-MS metabolomics profiling was employed to compare the chemical composition  35 commercial H. canadensis samples.


Sample Compound measured Value Measurement Study sequence Additional information N replicates

PCA Plot

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Data points represent the following samples (click to show/hide):

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    Principal component analysis (PCA) scores plot

    Squares represent samples linked to pharmacology and/or chemical characterization experiments.