Aristolochiaceae Aristolochia serpentaria L.

Virginia Snakeroot

Natchez - Drug, Febrifuge

Use documented by:
Swanton, John R, 1928, Religious Beliefs and Medical Practices of the Creek Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #42:473-672, page 667

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Scientific name: Aristolochia serpentaria L.
USDA symbol: ARSE3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Virginia Snakeroot
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Family (APG): Aristolochiaceae
Native American Tribe: Natchez
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Febrifuge
Notes: Warm decoction of plant taken for fevers.

RECRD: 81955 id: 4902