from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of North American plants, of the natural order Ranunculaceæ.
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- n. small genus of perennial herbs having rhizomes and palmate leaves and small solitary flowers; of northeastern United States and Japan
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Hoping to strengthen her immune system, she also drinks an herbal tincture rich in thuja, hydrastis and ligustium.
-- Several correspondents in _The Lancet_ have lauded hydrastis as a most useful drug in dyspepsia.
The best of these are: tinct. hydrastis, one drachm; pure water, four ounces; to be used three times
The best of these are: tinct. hydrastis, one drachm; pure water, four ounces; to be used three times a day after urinating.
Neither did he consign so many letters to the fire fairies, for now he was writing of the best way to dry hydrastis and preserve ginseng seed.
When there is much weakness in the action of the heart, or general debility is marked, the iodid of iron, in 1-dram doses, combined with hydrastis, 3 drams, may be given three times a day.
Tonics, in the form of iodid of iron in 1-dram doses, to which is added 2 drams of powdered hydrastis, may also be given every six or eight hours, as soon as the active fever has abated.
I wrote up the value of lobelia in surgery, obstetrics and practice over thirty years ago; also the valuable properties of hydrastis can., both of which were almost unnoticed then and since by regular practitioners.