Entry Detail

Aristolochia serpentaria L.
Virginia snakeroot


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Aristolochia serpentaria L.
Common Name:  
Virginia snakeroot
Myaamia Name:  
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Kenton, E. 1925 Use - Medicinal 

Aristolochia serpentaria or Polygala senega could possibly be the plant species referred to here, as used to cure snakebites.

Moerman, D. 1998 Related Info 

Used as a snakebite remedy by the Cherokee, Mohegan and Rappahannock communities, all using the pounded or chewed root applied as a poultice to the wound.

Botanical Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Habitat

Occurs in moist or dry upland woods in eastern and western Myaamia lands.

Related Sources  
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