(Medicinal Herbs) Rattlesnake Plantain

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

(Medicinal Herbs)  Rattlesnake Plantain

Contents:

Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Legends, Myths and Stories | Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Warning | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Goodyera pubescens L. Orchid family

Common Names

Adder’s violet
Downy rattlesnake plantain
Net-leaf plantain
Networt
Rattlesnake weed
Scrofula weed
Spotted plantain
Water plantain
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Parts Usually Used

Leaves, rootstock
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Rattlesnake plantain is a perennial plant to 16 inches in flower; the fleshy, creeping rootstock produces dark green, basal, ovate leaves with networks of white veins. A glandular-hairy flower stalk with leaf-like, lanceolate scales bears a spike-like raceme of white or greenish-white flowers from July to September.
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Where Found

Native to evergreen woods and rich soils of the eastern United States. Maine to Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, to western Quebec.
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Medicinal Properties

Demulcent
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Legends, Myths and Stories

This information is of historical interest only. The plant is too scarce to harvest.
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Uses

The fresh leaves and root make an external application for scrofulous sores, skin rashes, bruises, and insect bites. Native Americans used root tea for pleurisy, snakebites; leaf tea was taken (with whiskey) to improve appetite, treat colds, kidney ailments, blood tonic, toothaches. Externally, leaf poultice used to cool burns, treat skin ulcers. Physicians once used fresh leaves steeped in milk as a poultice for tuberculous swelling of lymph nodes, scrofula. Fresh leaves were applied every 3 hours, while the patient drank a tea of the leaves at the same time.
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Formulas or Dosages

If desired, the leaves and/or roots can be soaked in milk and then made into a poultice.
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Warning

This plant is rare; do not harvest.
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Bibliography

, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1973

, 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.

, 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

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