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n Latin name:
Clematis virginiana L.; part used: leaves (fresh); uses: migraines, epidermal maladies, hypertension; is used rarely; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, patients with vasculitis; can cause mucous irritation, upset stomach, colic, diarrhea, dizziness, seizures, disorientation, death (rare). Also called
Devil's darning needle, old man's beard, traveler's joy, vine bower, and


a genus of the plant family Ranunculaceae; contains toxin protoanemonin causing anorexia, thirst, violent diarrhea, convulsions when ingested, lacrimation, rhinorrhea when inhaled, vesication when rubbed on; includes C. aristata, C. glycinoides, C. microphylla, C. vitalba (travellers' joy).