colic root

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Related to American wild yam: Dioscorea villosa

col·ic root

(kol'ik rūt)
A common weed of the eastern United States (Aletris farinosa) with purported value as a specific against stomach ache (as the common name suggests) and allegedly of value in treating menstrual disorders.
Synonym(s): American wild yam.
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