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Related to snakeroot: white snakeroot, Indian snakeroot


1. Synonym(s): serpentaria
2. Common name for several plant species; see subentries.


(snāk′ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
Any of various plants, such as black cohosh, rattlesnake master, sanicle, or wild ginger, having roots reputed to cure snakebite.


Herbal medicine
A perennial plant, the leaves and rhizomes of which contain oxalic acid, starch, tannins and vitamin C. Bistort is astringent, antiemetic and antidiarrhoeal, and has been used for dysentery, menstrual bleeding and oropharyngeal inflammation.


(Echinacea angustifolia, E. pallida, E. purpurea) A widely used herbal supplement claimed to act against infectious diseases; some clinical studies suggest value in preventing and treating the common cold; severe adverse reactions include anaphylaxis and angioedema.
Synonym(s): comb flower, cone-flower, Missouri (Kansas) snakeroot, snakeroot.


see eupatoriumrugosum.
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The first dated account of seneca snakeroot by Europeans was that of Rev.
The use of nightshade and snakeroot involves nothing mystifying--both are well-known and proven poisons in the hands of the experienced conjurer--nor does the graveyard dust involve magic.
On the other hand, its inclusion by Erdoes amplifies Lame Deer's journalistic education: "you tell me one can't have a book nowadays without a lot of sex" (1972:129): If a man is weak and can't get it up, a certain snakeroot could be a big help.
24: When the foliage of multiflora roses is yellowing, then white snakeroot (poisonous to livestock) is budding in and around the woodlots.
Flower gardeners around here may want to consider trumpet honeysuckle, New England aster, white snakeroot and some varieties of goldenrod, she advised.
Spires of sweet-scented Black Snakeroot (Actea or Cimicifuga) pair well with chartreuse foliage of the biennial Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium), and Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculm) is a magnet for Monarch butterflies.
Echinacea agustifolia American coneflower, To prevent Kansas snakeroot, inflammation Hedgehog.
Black cohosh, also known as baneberry, black snakeroot, bugbane, rattleweed and rattleroot, grows in eastern North America, from southern Maine to Georgia (Ramsey, 1997).
Moseley was able to determine that the illness was caused by cattle ingesting White Snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum).
Deer avoid plants possessing chemical defenses or having little nutrition like rough goldenrod, white snakeroot, hay-scented fern, false hellebore, skunk cabbage, blue cohosh, glossy buckthorn and Pennsylvania sedge.