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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. A decoction or infusion of the root has been taken to treat a fallen or inflamed womb. The root has been chewed and held in the mouth as a treatment for toothache.,


Syn.= Eupatorium rugosum
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Geographical distribution

  • Northern America

Ageratina altissima (L.) R. M. King & H. Rob.

Genus: Ageratina
Species: altissima (L.) R. M. King & H. Rob.
Common names: White Snakeroot
Distribution summary: North America
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Not currently grown
Flowering months: October
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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