grindelia

noun

grin·​de·​lia grin-ˈdēl-yə, -ˈdē-lē-ə How to pronounce grindelia (audio)
1
a
capitalized : a large genus of coarse gummy or resinous composite herbs chiefly of western North America and South America
b
: 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

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“Grindelia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/grindelia. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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