Seneca snakeroot


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Seneca snakeroot

n.
An eastern North American plant (Polygala senega) having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and roots that are used medicinally.

seneca snakeroot

n
(Plants) another name for senega
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Noun1.seneca snakeroot - eastern North American plant having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and medicinal rootsSeneca snakeroot - eastern North American plant having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and medicinal roots
milkwort - any of various plants of the genus Polygala
senega - dried root of two plants of the genus Polygala containing an irritating saponin
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A number of native groups in eastern-central North America used seneca snakeroot for the treatment of specific ailments.
The first dated account of seneca snakeroot by Europeans was that of Rev.
This same reflex action by saponins is known to be the main reason another medicinal plant, Seneca snakeroot (Polygala senega) has been highly prized.