snakeroot

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snake·root

(snāk'rūt),
1. Synonym(s): serpentaria
2. Common name for several plant species; see subentries.

snakeroot

(snāk′ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
n.
Any of various plants, such as black cohosh, rattlesnake master, sanicle, or wild ginger, having roots reputed to cure snakebite.

bistort

Herbal medicine
A perennial plant, the leaves and rhizomes of which contain oxalic acid, starch, tannins and vitamin C. Bistort is astringent, antiemetic and antidiarrhoeal, and has been used for dysentery, menstrual bleeding and oropharyngeal inflammation.

ech·i·na·ce·a

(ek'i-nā'shē-ă)
(Echinacea angustifolia, E. pallida, E. purpurea) A widely used herbal supplement claimed to act against infectious diseases; some clinical studies suggest value in preventing and treating the common cold; severe adverse reactions include anaphylaxis and angioedema.
Synonym(s): comb flower, cone-flower, Missouri (Kansas) snakeroot, snakeroot.

snakeroot

see eupatoriumrugosum.