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hy·dras·tis

n 1  cap  :  a genus of herbs (family Ranunculaceae) having palmately lobed leaves and small greenish apetalous flowers and including the goldenseal (H. canadensis)  2  :  the dried rhizome and roots of the goldenseal formerly used in pharmacy as a bitter tonic, hemostatic, and antiseptic - called also goldenseal  .
 
 

 
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