Definition of Horse balm
1. Noun. Erect perennial strong-scented with serrate pointed leaves and a loose panicle of yellowish flowers; the eastern United States.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Collinsonia, Genus Collinsonia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Horse Balm
Literary usage of Horse balm
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"... special action upon the organs engaged in the function of menstruation. COLLINSONIA.—HORSE-BALM. Collinsonia Canadensis Linne.—Horse-Balm, Stone-Hoot. ..."
2. A Universal formulary: Containing the Methods of Preparing and Administering by Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1866)
"R. Horse-balm root, bruised, two ounces. Water, two pints. Boil for half an hour, ... R. Bruised horse-balm root, two ounces. Diluted alcohol, one pint. ..."
3. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1908)
"Pale green, elongate, narrow swellings on the mid-rib, or larger veins on the under side of the leaf of horse-balm (Collinsonia Canadensis). ..."