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Related to snakeroot: white snakeroot, Indian snakeroot


1. Synonym(s): serpentaria
2. Common name for several plant species; see subentries.
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(snāk′ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
Any of various plants, such as black cohosh, rattlesnake master, sanicle, or wild ginger, having roots reputed to cure snakebite.
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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.
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(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.
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A number of native groups in eastern-central North America used seneca snakeroot for the treatment of specific ailments.
Herbs that alter electrolyte balance include aloe (Aloe barbadensis), buckthorn bark/berry (Frangulae cortex/Rhamni cathartici fructus), cascara sagrada bark (Rhamni purshianae cortex), Indian snakeroot (Rauwolfiae radix), licorice (Liquiritiae radix), rhubarb root (Rhei radix), and senna leaf (Sennae folium) (Blumenthal et al., 1998).
It's the land of thistle, stone, and snakeroot, isn't it?
Common Names: liatris, gay feather, blazing star, button snakeroot, purple poker
Rarer species of echinacea have frequently been sold under the trade name "Kansas Snakeroot." and although two species of echinacea are federally listed as endangered, poaching is hard to enforce--"unless collectors are caught in the act," contends Jennie Wood Sheldon in her book Medicinal Plants: Can Utilization and Conservation Coexist?.
Native to North America, echinacea, also known as purple coneflower or snakeroot, has been promoted as enhancing immunity.
Development of bicellular foliar secretory cavities in white snakeroot, Eupatorium rugosum (Asteraceae).
This same reflex action by saponins is known to be the main reason another medicinal plant, Seneca snakeroot (Polygala senega) has been highly prized.
Below the beautiful leaves, the blue to lavendar asters bloom with yellow goldenrod and white snakeroot.
Coming to the edge of the other place, the full moon shining on twisted handfuls of snakeroot. .