Definition of Hydrastis
1. Noun. Small genus of perennial herbs having rhizomes and palmate leaves and small solitary flowers; of northeastern United States and Japan.
Generic synonyms: Magnoliid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Buttercup Family, Crowfoot Family, Family Ranunculaceae, Ranunculaceae
Member holonyms: Golden Seal, Goldenseal, Hydrastis Canadensis, Turmeric Root, Yellow Root
Definition of Hydrastis
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Medical Definition of Hydrastis
1. The dried rhizome of Hydrastis canadensis (family Ranunculaceae), a native of the eastern U.S.; formerly used in the treatment of chronic catarrhal states of the mucous membranes and in metrorrhagia. Synonym: golden seal, jaundice root, yellow root. Origin: Mod. L. Fr. G. Hydor (hydro-), water, + drao, to accomplish (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Hydrastis
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1. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"hydrastis contains at least three alkaloids: Berberin, ... Actions of hydrastis.—An extensive study of hydrastis and its alkaloids was made by Bunge, 1895. ..."
2. Drugs and medicines of North America: A Publication Devoted to the by John Uri Lloyd, Curtis Gates Lloyd (1885)
"hydrastis. 1842.—Л Treatise on the Botanic Theory and Practice of ... hydrastis. 1845. The Practice of Medicine on Thomsonian Principles, Comfort, p. 465. ..."
3. A Compend of Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Prescription Writing: With by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1906)
"hydrastis.—Golden Seal. hydrastis is the root of hydrastis Canadensis (nat. ord. ... hydrastis is an astringent bitter, promotes appetite and digestion, ..."
4. Laboratory manual for the detection of poisons and powerful drugs by Wilhelm Autenrieth (1921)
"Estimation of Hydrastine in Fluid Extract of hydrastis (German Pharmacopoeia) Evaporate 15 grams of fluid extract of hydrastis to about 5 grams in a weighed ..."
5. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1897)
"Treatment by hydrastis Canadensis. In the Centralblatt fur innere Medicin for May 1, Dr. M. Saenger, of Magdeburg, gives his impressions of hydrastis as a ..."
6. A Practical treatise on materia medica and therapeutics by John Vietch Shoemaker (1908)
"Fluid Extract of hydrastis (contains 2 per cent of hydras tine)! ... The official portions of golden seal, hydrastis cana- densis, are the rhizome and roots ..."
7. A Guide to Therapeutics and Materia Medica by Robert Farquharson (1877)
"[hydrastis—hydrastis. The root of hydrastis ... hydrastis is an indigenous bitter tonic, containing the alkaloids ..."