Herb: Lion's Foot

Latin name: Nabalus serpentarius

Synonyms: Prenanthes serpentaria

Family: Compositae

Medicinal use of Lion's Foot:

The plant is said to be an antidote for snake bites.

Description of the plant:


150 cm
(5 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Fields and thickets.

Other uses of Lion's Foot:

The juice of the plant repels snakes.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - surface sow in a greenhouse in spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Cultivation of Lion's Foot:

Fields and thickets.

Known hazards of Nabalus serpentarius:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.