Aristolochia serpentaria Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
serpentary snakeroot Virginia serpentary Virginia snakeroot

Aristolochia serpentaria is a species of perennial flowering plant in the Aristolochiaceae family. The species is commonly known as Virginia snakeroot and is native to eastern North America, from Connecticut to southern Michigan and south to Texas and Florida.

Aristolochia serpentaria

Medical use

Economic importance of Aristolochia serpentaria

Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Cultivated
    • Indian Subcontinent: India
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan , New Jersey, New York , Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa , Kansas , Missouri, Oklahoma
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

Biological activities

Allelochemic
Borneol found in Plant
Analgesic
Borneol found in Plant
Antiacetylcholine
Borneol found in Plant
Antibacterial
Aristolochic-acid-i found in Plant
Borneol found in Plant
Antibronchitic
Borneol found in Plant
Anticancer
Aristolochic-acid-i found in Plant
Antiescherichic
Borneol found in Plant
Antifeedant
Borneol found in Plant
Antiinflammatory
Borneol found in Plant
Antileukemic
Aristolochic-acid-i found in Plant
Antiotitic
Borneol found in Plant
Antipyretic
Borneol found in Plant
Antisalmonella
Borneol found in Plant
Antispasmodic
Borneol found in Plant
Antistaphylococcic
Borneol found in Plant
Antithrombic
Aristolochic-acid-i found in Plant
Antiyeast
Borneol found in Plant
CNS-Stimulant
Borneol found in Plant
CNS-Toxic
Borneol found in Plant
Candidicide
Borneol found in Plant
Choleretic
Borneol found in Plant
Contraceptive
Aristolochic-acid-i found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Aristolochic-acid-i found in Plant
FLavor
Borneol found in Plant
Fungicide
Borneol found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Borneol found in Plant
Herbicide
Borneol found in Plant
Immunostimulant
Aristolochic-acid-i found in Plant
Inhalant
Borneol found in Plant
Insect-Repellent
Borneol found in Plant
Insecticide
Aristolochine found in Plant
Insectifuge
Borneol found in Plant
Irritant
Borneol found in Plant
Mutagenic
Aristolochic-acid-i found in Plant
Myorelaxant
Borneol found in Plant
Nematicide
Borneol found in Plant
Pediculicide
Aristolochine found in Plant
Perfumery
Borneol found in Plant
Pesticide
Aristolochic-acid-i found in Plant
Aristolochine found in Plant
Borneol found in Plant
Sedative
Borneol found in Plant
Tranquilizer
Borneol found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Aristolactone Plant
Aristolochic-acid-i Plant
Aristolochine Plant
Aristored Plant
Borneol Plant
Eo Plant
Serpentarine Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]