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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.
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Members of Mosakahiken Cree Nation in Manitoba harvest senega snakeroot, which they sell to local buyers who in turn sell the root to pharmaceutical companies in the United States.
A member of the buttercup family, black cohosh is a perennial plant native to North America that also is known as black snakeroot, bugbane, bugwort, rattleroot, rattletop, rattleweed and macrotys, according to the National Institutes of Health.
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Dirty Dozen: 12 Supplements to Avoid Name(s) Dangers Regulatory Actions DEFINITELY HAZARDOUS: Documented organ failure or known carcinogenic properties Aristolochic acid Potent human carcinogen; FDA warning to (Aristolochia, birthwort, kidney failure, consumers and snakeroot, snakeweed, sometimes requiring industry and import sangree root, sangrel, transplant; deaths alert in April serpentary, serpentaria, reported.
Many (eg, elm, wild cherry, Virginia snakeroot, castor oil plant) were, in fact, used in standard-issue medicines (ie, agents in the Army's standard supply tables), and those that were not were nonetheless familiar to physicians, pharmacists, and the public.
An even more vivid demonstration focused on the snakeroot, Cimicifuga simplex, which grows in three forms, each with its own habitats, pollinators, and scents.
Black cohosh, also known as baneberry, black snakeroot, bugbane, rattleweed and rattleroot, grows in eastern North America, from southern Maine to Georgia (Ramsey, 1997).
ALSO called black snakeroot, from the roots of a perennial plant grown in Canada and parts of the US.
It's the land of thistle, stone, and snakeroot, isn't it?
Rarer species of echinacea have frequently been sold under the trade name "Kansas Snakeroot.
Development of bicellular foliar secretory cavities in white snakeroot, Eupatorium rugosum (Asteraceae).