Aristolochia

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Translingual[edit]

Aristolochia clematis

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aristolochia, from Ancient Greek, άριστος (áristos, best) + λοχεία (lokheía, childbirth, childbed). In ancient times the plant was thought to be effective against infections caused by childbirth.

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Aristolochia f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Aristolochiaceae – over 500 species of shrubs and herbs, many having medicinal properties.

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