Definition of Seneka snakeroot
1. Noun. Eastern North American plant having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and medicinal roots.
Generic synonyms: Milkwort
Terms within: Senega
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Literary usage of Seneka snakeroot
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1. Materia Medica and Therapeutics: With Ample Illustrations of Practice in All by Thomas Duché Mitchell (1857)
"seneka snakeroot is stimulant, sudorific, expectorant, and emetic ; to which we may add its alleged quality of emmenagogue. In full doses the emetic effect ..."
2. Principles of Pharmacy by Henry Vinecome Arny (1917)
"... and senega, or seneka snakeroot. It is clear, therefore, that the designation snakeroot immediately raises the query, "which snakeroot? ..."
3. Materia Medica: For the Use of Students by John Barclay Biddle (1874)
"The following are the articles chiefly resorted to for their influence on the mucous membranes: SENEGA—SENEKA. Polygala Senega, or seneka snakeroot (Nat. ..."
4. A Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1865)
"[seneka snakeroot. Polygala Senega.] SNEEZING. A convulsive action of the muscles of the chest, from irritation of the ..."
5. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and by Francis Peyre Porcher (1869)
"Elliott says it is preferred by some physicians to the seneka snakeroot. Barton, in his Collections, states that it is allied to the ..."
6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1842)
"Enema of a decoction of seneka snakeroot; continue powders; blisters to calves of legs. April 1st.—Has passed the black fluid in his stools; the quantity ..."