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.

Preparations. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit. Infusion.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - Hale's New Remedies.

Proper forms for dispensing. φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.