Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Adder's Tongue
Botanical Name   Erythronium americanum, Ophioglossum vulgatum
System Affected   emetic, emollient, scurvy, tuberculosis, dropsy
Properties   emetic: causes vomiting when swallowed (as a tea) on tissue: emollient (soothes, softens)- brused leaves applied directly. tuberculosis, diseased glands, scurvy. hiccups, dropsy(fluid accumulation in body cavities) bleeding at mouth & nose
Description   lily; leaves & bulb used
Origin   United States
Notes   also called: serpent's tongue, rattlesnake violet
Toxicity   induces vomiting if too much taken
Dosage    

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