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Rattlesnake Root (Prenanthes altissimus)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Rattlesnake Root
Prenanthes altissimus

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant is used as a poultice[61]. A poultice of the crushed roots has been used to treat rattlesnake bites[257].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow early spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer if they have grown enough. If not, grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter and plant them out the following spring after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.
Requires a moist but well-drained humus-rich neutral to acid soil in shade or semi-shade[200]. Suitable for naturalizing in the wild garden[200].
Eastern N. America – southwards from Quebec.

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*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.