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1. Synonym(s): serpentaria
2. Common name for several plant species; see subentries.
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(snāk′ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
Any of various plants, such as black cohosh, rattlesnake master, sanicle, or wild ginger, having roots reputed to cure snakebite.
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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.
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(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.
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Familia Nombre cientifico Araliaceae Schefflera rodriguesiana Asteraceae Ageratina altissima Cirsium subcoriaceum No identificada Senecio sp.
Abbreviations refer to plants important to the slope of the correlation: Aga= Agastache hybrid; Age = Ageratina aromatica;; Bu = Buddleja davidii.
Ageratina glechonophylla 2 II II IV (Eupatorium glechonophyllum) .
Typical habitat is matorral and xeric shrub, dominant species: Ageratina zapalinama Turner (Asteraceae), Flourensia microphylla (A.
White snakeroot Ageratina altissima (L.) King &
Slightly more tender, but even more irresistible to butterflies, is the lovely Ageratina ligustrina, whose fragrant small white flowers appear in the autumn.
Achyrocline ramosissima h -- Britton ex Rusby Ageratina glechonophylla s -- (Less.) R.M.
[68] demonstrated that the topical use of medicinal plants such as Ageratina pichinchensis in wound healing in diabetic rats stimulates an increase of cellularity and vascularity in the injured tissue.