hydrastis

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hy·dras·tis

(hī-dras'tis),
The dried rhizome of Hydrastis canadensis (family Ranunculaceae), native to eastern U.S.; formerly used to treat chronic catarrhal states of the mucous membranes and in metrorrhagia.
[Mod. L. fr. G. hydōr (hydro-), water, + draō, to accomplish]