Definition of goldenseal in English:



  • A North American woodland plant of the buttercup family, with a bright yellow root that is used in herbal medicine.

    • ‘The clay dries up pore-clogging oil, and the goldenseal and tea tree oil kill the bacteria that cause infection.’
    • ‘Lastly, echinacea, goldenseal and alfalfa may alleviate symptoms and promote healing.’
    • ‘The most commonly used herbs are echinacea, St. John's wort, ginkgo biloba, garlic, saw palmetto, ginseng, goldenseal, aloe, Siberian ginseng and valerian.’
    • ‘He theorized that, along with the disinfectant qualities of the goldenseal, the heat from the tea had aided in killing germs.’
    • ‘These products often include comfrey, chickweed, echinacea, calendula, goldenseal, plantain, essential oils, and a host of other herbs in a base of olive oil and beeswax.’