Snakeroot, Ma Do Ling Aristolochia contorta
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Snakeroot, Ma Do Ling
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In Stock: 0.08 lb
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 90 days.
Sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
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* Name verified on: 09-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-Mar-2004 more...
* The fruit and its capsule are antiasthmatic, antiseptic, antitussive and expectorant. A decoction of the fruit is used in the treatment of cancer, coughs, inflammation of the respiratory organs, haemorrhoids and hypertension.
* Aristolochic acid can also be used in the treatment of acute and serious infections such as TB, hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and infantile pneumonia. It also increases the cellular immunity and phagocytosis function of the phagocytic cells. Aristolochic acid is said to be too toxic for clinical use. The root is used as a purgative in the treatment of rabies and also has sedative properties.