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Ageratina altissima, also known as white snakeroot, richweed, or white sanicle, is a poisonous perennial herb in the family Asteraceae, native to eastern and central North America.
Having white snakeroot growing in your flowerbeds is no different than cultivating datura moonflowers or foxglove. This shade-loving perennial is attractive in cottage and rock gardens in addition to naturalized areas. Its long-lasting flowers attract bees, butterflies and moths. Long-lasting bright-white flower clusters lasting into Fall are some of the last food sources for bees and butterflies before winter. A favorite source of nectar for the Eastern Swallowtail Butterfly.
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Medicinal use of White Snakeroot:
What is white snakeroot used for?Despite its toxicity, several Native American tribes found medicinal uses for White Snakeroot, often using the root, but other plant parts as well. Some sources say that a poultice to treat snakebites was made from the root, resulting in the common name, White Snakeroot.
The root is diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, stimulant and tonic. It has been used in the treatment of diarrhoea, gravel and urinary diseases. It has also been used in herbal sweat baths to encourage sweating.