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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Fecundity and size relationships in Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum (Araceac).
However, most mesic-site species, such as Actaea pachypoda, Adiantum pedatum and Arisaema triphyllum had no significant correlations with opening age.
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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).
Ground plants include Agrimonia pubescens, Alliaria petiolata, Allium tricoccum, A nemonella thalictroides, Arisaema triphyllum, Asarum canadense, Asplenium platyneuron, Aster cordifolius, A.