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Sanicle Sanicula marilandica
---Synonyms---Sanicle, black sanicle, black snakeroot, wood sanicle, sanicle root, pool root, butterwort
-Parts Used---Rootstock, leaves
Astringent, expectorant, nervine, vulnerary, alterative, discutient, depurative
The astringent properties of sanicle root make it useful as a gargle for irritations and sores in the mouth and throat and also internally for ulcers, hemorrhage and excessive menstrual flow. The Powdered root has been popularly used against intermittent fever and chorea (St. Vitus' dance).
Jethro Ross calls this herb "a cure-all". It possesses powerful cleansing and healing properties