One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A North American woodland plant of the buttercup family, with a bright yellow root that is used in herbal medicine.
Hydrastis canadensis, family Ranunculaceae
- ‘The most commonly used herbs are echinacea, St. John's wort, ginkgo biloba, garlic, saw palmetto, ginseng, goldenseal, aloe, Siberian ginseng and valerian.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He theorized that, along with the disinfectant qualities of the goldenseal, the heat from the tea had aided in killing germs.’
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