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Aristolochias

A Plant genus of the Family Aristolochiaceae. Species of this genus have been used in Traditional Medicine but they contain aristolochic acid which is associated with nephropathy. These are sometimes called 'snakeroot' but that name is also used with a number of other Plants such as Polygala; Sanicula; Asarum; ARISTOLOCHIA; Ageratina; and others.