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American Adder's Tongue

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What other names is American Adder's Tongue known by?

Ail-Doux, Ail Doux, Dog's Tooth Violet, Érythrone d'Amérique, Erythronium, Erythronium americanum, Lamb's Tongue, Langue de Serpent, Lengua de Serpiente Americana, Rattlesnake Violet, Serpent's Tongue, Snake Leaf, Yellow Snakeleaf, Yellow Snowdrop.

What is American Adder's Tongue?

American adder's tongue is a plant. The leaves and fleshy roots (tubers) are used to make medicine. Don't confuse English adder's tongue with American adder's tongue.

People typically apply American adder's tongue as a poultice to treat skin ulcers. A poultice is a cloth containing a warm, moist preparation of the leaves that is applied directly to the skin.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Skin ulcers.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of American adder's tongue for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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