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snakeweed

(snāk′wēd′)
n.
Any of various plants, such as bistort, reputed to cure snakebite.

snakeweed

(1) Bistort, see there; Polygonum bistorta.
(2) Plantain, see there; Plantago major.

bis·tort

(bis'tōrt)
(Polygonum bistorta) A strongly astringent botanical with purported medicinal properties that is used both internally and externally. Scientific trials have been limited.
Synonym(s): adderwort, dragonwort, snakeweed, twice writhen.
[L. bis, twice, + tortus, twisted]

snakeweed,

n Latin name:
Euphorbia hirta; parts used: whole plant; uses: in Ayurveda, pacifies pitta dosha (sweet, oily), antiamoebic, antispasmodic, antidiarrheal, antiinflammatory, anticancer, antibacterial, immunomod-ulator, antifungal, galactogenic, antifertility, antiasthmatic, female disorders, respiratory disorders, worms, dysentery, jaundice; precautions: none known, but many other species of genus
Euphorbia contain toxic compounds and should be avoided. Also called
dudhi or
dugadhika.
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Snakeweed.

snakeweed

see gutierreziamicrocephala.
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Snakeweed (Gutierriza sarothrae) was negatively affected by increased frequency of clipping, steadily decreasing between years by -0.
If we can determine how to safely increase the use of previously unused woody species, including honey mesquite, creosotebush, and broom snakeweed, we could tap an unused range resource," says Havstad.
Since the end of the nineteenth century, desert grasslands in southern Arizona have experienced notable increases in the distribution and density of scrubby trees and shrubs, including mesquite (Prosopis), juniper (Juniperus), burroweed (Isocoma tenuisecta), and snakeweed (Gutierrezia; Bahre, 1995).
The predominant plant species in this desert scrub habitat included honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa), soaptree yucca (Yucca elata), fourwing saltbush (Atriplex canescens), longleaf ephedra (Ephedra trifurca), snakeweed (Gutierrezia spp.
Remote sensing of broom snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae) and spiny aster (Aster spinosus).