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"The American species is considered by the natives a valuable remedy against snake-bite, especially of the rattlesnake, hence it is - with several other plants - sometimes known as one of the 'Rattlesnake herbs.'"
Source - www.botanical.com
"Native Americans used a root tea for various problems including pain, colds and coughs. The Cherokee use it to revive a patient near death. The Chippewa used the same tea for convulsions."
Source - Wildflowers of Southeastern US
Wikipedia notes Native Americans brewed a tea was from the roots of this plant to be administered after childbirth to alleviate pain.It turns out this monster is just as interesting as it first appeared.
Sweetapple TrailsPhotos from McConnells Mill and Moraine State Parks in Pennsylvania.
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