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Snakeroot plant (Aristolochia rotunda). The root of this European plant is believed to have medicinal properties. It has been used as a herbal aid to childbirth, but in strong doses may provoke abortion. When prepared as an infusion, it is also applied externally to ulcers and may have wound-healing properties.
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