Aristolochiaceae Aristolochia serpentaria L.

Virginia Snakeroot

Penobscot - Drug, Anticonvulsive

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., 1917, Medicine Practices of the Northeastern Algonquians, Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Americanists Pp. 303-321, page 310

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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: Penobscot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Anticonvulsive
Notes: Infusion of root used for 'fits.'

RECRD: 81956 id: 4903