Abscess root (Polemonium reptans) is an herb. The root is ground and used as a medicinal tea, but it's not clear if it has any benefits.

Abscess root is used for fever, cough, swelling, and other conditions. But there is no good scientific evidence to support any uses.

Abscess root is also called "false Jacob's ladder," because it has some of the same effects as another plant called Jacob's ladder. These two plants are used in similar ways, but are not the same.

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