white snakeroot


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Related to white snakeroot: water hemlock, Eupatorium rugosum, Manchineel tree

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
See also: snakeroot

white snakeroot (wītˑ snākˑ·rōōt),

n Latin name:
Eupatorium rugosum; parts used: leaves, root; uses: ague, diarrhea, painful urination, antipyretic, kidney stones, revival of unconscious patients, treat snakebites; precautions: may cause “milk sickness” with indications of weakness, trembles, vomiting, nausea, delirium, and prostration.

white snakeroot

see eupatoriumrugosum.
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