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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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scorparium), a variety of forbs, including spectacle pod (Dithyrea wislizenii) and annual buckwheat (Eriogonum annuum), and in some cases, honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) and broom snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae; Taylor, 1978; Sell, 1979; Taylor and Guthery, 1980a, 1980b; Giesen, 1998; Peterson and Boyd, 1998; C.
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