Heliopsis longipes, commonly called Gold Root, is a rare species of the sunflower family. Found in the States of Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí, and Querétaro in Mexico, this root is famous for its abundant healing properties.


The Aztecs have long revered the powerful healing properties of this root. Antibacterial, analgesic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and even insecticidal, this plant has many uses. Most commonly used for oral hygiene, toothaches, sore throat, cold and flu, sinuses. It numbs pain and simultaneously boosts the immune system, with its wealth of alkamides (the active ingredient in Echinacea).

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Photo Credit:  ms.akr

Photo Credit: ms.akr

Gold Root, though not widely known, is certainly famous in the region in which it is harvested in central Mexico. Learn about its history, traditional uses in indigenous medicine, cultural uses and the people who bring it forth from the earth to benefit our health.  

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Giving Back

 Gold Root Foundation is giving back to Casa de los Ángeles, in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, a community of caring people who gather to nurture children, serving the needs of the less fortunate, treating each person with dignity and respect as they work to make a better life for themselves and the community as a whole.

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