hydrastis

noun

hy·​dras·​tis hī-ˈdras-təs How to pronounce hydrastis (audio)
1
capitalized : a genus of herbs (family Ranunculaceae) having palmately lobed leaves and small greenish flowers and including the goldenseal (H. canadensis)
2
: the dried rhizome and roots of the goldenseal formerly used in pharmacy as a bitter tonic, hemostatic, and antiseptic

called also goldenseal

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“Hydrastis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hydrastis. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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