(Herbs Knowledge) American Sanicle

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American Sanicle Scientific Names and Common Names,American Sanicle Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,American Sanicle Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Herbs Knowledge) American Sanicle


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Sanicula marilandica L.UmbelliferaeUmbel family

Common Names

Black sanicle
Black snakeroot
Pool root
Sanicle root
Wood sanicle
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Parts Usually Used

Rootstock, leaves
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

American sanicle is a perennial plant; the root is composed of many blackish strings or fibers. The fibrous rootstock produces a light-green, furrowed, hollow stem bearing a few sessile leaves or none at all. Most of the plant’s bluish-green, palmately lobed leaves are basal, growing on long petioles. Small umbels of white, greenish-white, or yellowish flowers bloom from May to July. Prickled fruits sessile (without stalks); base of bristles bulbous.

Other variety: European sanicle (S. europaea) also called wood sanicle; Canadian sanicle (S. canadensis).
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Where Found

Found in rich woods, thickets, and shores from Newfoundland south to Georgia, and west to Alberta and Colorado. Shade loving plant.
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Medicinal Properties

Astringent, expectorant, nervine, vulnerary, alterative, discutient, depurative
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Used as a gargle for irritations or sores in the mouth and throat, for internal ulcers, kidney ailments, rheumatism, diarrhea, digestion, fevers, colds, inflammations, swellings, wounds, tumors, gonorrhea, syphilis, blood cleanser, quinsy, tuberculosis, scurvy, tetters, rashes, erysipelas, pain, hemorrhage and excessive menstrual flow. The powdered root used for fever and chorea (St. Vitus’s dance). Native Americans used a poultice of the root for snakebite.
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Formulas or Dosages

Infusion: steep 1 tsp. rootstock in water. Take 1 cup a day.

Tincture: a dose is from 15-30 drops.
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, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1973

, by Jethro Kloss; Back to Eden Publishing Co., Loma Linda, CA 92354, Original copyright 1939, revised edition 1994

, by Nicholas Culpeper, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1990, (reprint of 1814)

, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Alma R. Hutchens, Shambala Publications, Inc., Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, 1973

, by David Conway, published by Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, England. (Out of print)

, by Dr. H.C.A. Vogel; Keats Publishing, Inc., 27 Pine Street (Box 876) New Canaan, CT. 06840-0876. Copyright Verlag A. Vogel, Teufen (AR) Switzerland 1952, 1991

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

, edited by William H. Hylton, Rodale Press, Inc. Emmaus, PA, 18049., 1974

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