Photo, Print, Drawing Goldenseal, aka "yellow root"
About this Item
- Goldenseal, aka "yellow root"
- Contributor Names
- Boggs, Woody (Photographer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Commercial gatherings
- - Harvesting of fruits and vegetables
- - Spring
- - Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
- - Yellowroot
- - Goldenseal (Hydrasta canadensis)
- - Photographs
- - Ethnography
- - West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Pettry Bottom
- - Goldenseal, more commonly known as "Yellow Root," is gathered both for the purpose of selling it and for its medicinal value. It is widely used as a remedy for colds and sore throats, as well as other maladies ranging from urinary tract infections to cancer. Its purported antibiotic properties have not been clinically tested, according to Crellin and Philpott, though, as they observe, "naturopathic and other physicians often give strong testimony to the use of hydrastic preparations for Giardia infections." (Crellin and Philpott, Vol. II, 232-234)
- 35 mm Color Slide
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-WB-C003-12
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
FormatPhoto, Print, Drawing
Goldenseal (Hydrasta Canadensis)
Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis)
Harvesting of Fruits and Vegetables
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Boggs, Woody. Goldenseal, Aka "yellow Root". Pettry Bottom Raleigh County West Virginia, 1998. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns001325/. (Accessed March 23, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Boggs, W. (1998) Goldenseal, Aka "yellow Root". Pettry Bottom Raleigh County West Virginia, 1998. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns001325/.
MLA citation style:
Boggs, Woody. Goldenseal, Aka "yellow Root". Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns001325/>.