Golden seal grows in great abundance in Ohio and the Western and Southern States, but is seldom found in the Northern and Eastern. It is sometimes called Ohio kucuma, yellow puccoon, etc. The root is one or two inches long, and rough or knotted, giving off a number of yellow fibres. It grows from one to two feet high in rich, shady moist lands.
Bitter, stimulant and tonic. It is useful in all cases of debility, indigestion, etc. Combined with one part Cayenne and one fourth part saleratus, it will aid digestion, and prevent pain in the stomach after eating. A strong decoction is excellent to wash sore eyes and all old sores.