Virginia snakeroot

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Related to Virginia snakeroot: Aristolochia serpentaria

Vir·gin·i·a snake·root

Aristolochia serpentaria (q.v.); botanical source of serpentaria.
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Any of numerous plants once believed to be useful as a remedy for poisonous snakebites.

black snakeroot

Black cohosh.

Seneca snakeroot

, senega snakerootSenega root.

Texas snakeroot

See: Aristolochia

Virginia snakeroot

See: Aristolochia

white snakeroot

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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