Other names: Lucerne?
Scientific name: Aristolochia serpentaria
Common names: Birth worts, Pipe vines, Dutchman’s pipes, Serpentary
Ayurvedic names: Euphorbia hirta
Chinese names: Fangchi
Bangladesh names: Chittagong, Dioscorea tamnifolia
Arabic names: زراوند (zaraawind)
Rain Forest names:
Approximate number of species known:
Common parts used: Root
Height: 1 to 3
Actions: diaphoretic, digestive, stimulant, tonic
Known Constituents: Aristolochid acid, tannins
A herb that we don’t hear of much today, it was once highly prized.
It was used to help the body overcome nettle poisoning, poison ivy and snake bites. An anti inflammatory it was used in cases of rheumatism and gout.
Its also been used for nausea and digestion problems.