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botanic source of serpentaria (q.v.).
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Any of numerous plants once believed to be useful as a remedy for poisonous snakebites.
black snakerootBlack cohosh.
Seneca snakeroot, senega snakerootSenega root.
Texas snakerootSee: Aristolochia
Virginia snakerootSee: Aristolochia
A perennial herb (Eupatorium rugosum Houtt) that contains the toxin tremetol and was once thought to be useful as a remedy for snakebites. The tremetol causes trembles in animals and milk sickness in humans. See: milk sickness; trembles; tremetol
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