Arisaema triphyllum


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Related to Arisaema triphyllum: Arisaema dracontium, Asplenium platyneuron

Arisaema triphyllum

Herbal medicine
A herb, the root of which is acrid, antiseptic, diaphoretic, expectorant, irritant and a stimulant. The root has been applied as a poultice for scrofulous sores, rheumatism, boils, abscesses and ringworm; a decoction of the root was once used as a wash for sore eyes, and as a contraceptive by the Native Americans. Powdered root in cold water is said to prevent headaches.

Toxicity
Due to the high content of oxalic acid and asparagine, Arisaema triphyllum causes burning in mouth and throat; swelling of mouth, tongue, eyes, ears, nose and throat; and gastrointestinal complaints, such nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Due to the potentially toxic nature of this plant, it should only be used internally under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.
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However, Actea pachypoda increased in frequency from two to four plots and its RTV doubled from 0.3 to 0.6, and Arisaema triphyllum was found in 17 plots in 1997 and 20 in 2007 while its RTV increased from 2.3 to 3.1 between sample years.
However, most mesic-site species, such as Actaea pachypoda, Adiantum pedatum and Arisaema triphyllum had no significant correlations with opening age.
Arisaema triphyllum (L.) Schott; Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Indian Turnip; Woods, especially the dry woods; Common; C = 4; BSUH 13691.
Arisaema triphyllum (L.) Schott; Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Indian Turnip; Between Salisbury Road and Lick Creek; Infrequent; C = 4; BSUH 13240.
saccharinum +, +, + +, 0, 4 Albizzia julibrissin(*) 0, 0, 0 0, +, 0 Alliaria officinalis(*) 5, 5, 3 1, 2, 0 Allium vineale(*) 0, +, 0 0, 0, 0 Arisaema triphyllum 0, 0, 0 0, +, 0 Asimina triloba 1, 2, + 3, 2, + Boehemeria cylindrica 0, +, 0 +, 1, 1 Calystegia sepium 0, 0, 0 0, 0, + Celtis occidentalis +, +, 0 +, +, 0 Dioscorea villosa 0, 0, 0 0, +, 0 Duchesnea indica(*) 0, 0, + 0, 0, 0 Ellisea nyctelea 1, +, 0 0, 0, 0 Fraxinus pennsylvanica 0, 0, 0 0, 0, + Galium aparine 1, 1, + 0, 0, 0 Geum canadense 0, 0, 0 0, +, 0 Glecoma hederacea(*) 5, 4, 5 0, +, 0 Hedera helix(*) 0, 0, 0 1, 1, 0 Hydrophyllum canadense 1, 3, 3 +, 0, 0 H.
Common spring and early summer flowering forbs include Allium burdickii, Arisaema triphyllum, Asarum canadense, Cardamine concatenata, C.
These include Arisaema dracontium, Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit), Blephilia hirsuta (hairy wood mint), Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaf tick trefoil), Phytolacca americana (the abundant pokeweed), Podophyllum peltatum (mayapple), and Stachys tenuifolia (smooth hedge-nettle).