Contractions. - Hydrast. Hdr. Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae. Synonym. - Warneria Canadensis.
* This is not the Liver of Sulphnr (Sulphuret of Potassium) of the Dublin Pharmacopoeia.
Fig. - Miller, Icones, t. 285.
Golden Seal, Yellow Root.
Habitat. - In shady woods, particularly sides of mountains, Canada to Carolina, Ohio, and Kentucky.
Flowering time. - April and May.
Part employed. - The root.
Characters. - Rhizome tortuous, knotty, wrinkled, giving out a number of fibrous rootlets, internally bright yellow, of a peculiar odour. Leaves pubescent when young, cordate, palmated, 3 to 8 lobed. Calyx pale, rose-coloured. Fruit red, seeds ob-ovate.
Time for collecting. - When the plant is dying down in autumn, or when sprouting in spring.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Hale's New Remedies.
Proper forms for dispensing. φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.