Medical Definition of grindelia
1a capitalized : a large genus of coarse gummy or resinous composite herbs chiefly of western North America and South Americab: a plant of the genus Grindelia
2: the dried leaves or flowering tops of various plants of the genus Grindelia (as G. camporum, G. robusta, and G. squarrosa) sometimes used in teas as a remedy especially for bronchitis and asthma or applied as a poultice to treat skin eruptions and wounds
Biographical Note for grindelia
Grindel \ˈgrin-del\play ,
David Hieronymous (1776–1836), German botanist. The genus Grindelia was named in his honor in 1807 by the German botanist Karl Ludwig Willdenow (1765–1812).
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