Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)

Asclepias_incarnata_plant

Asclepias incarnata – Swamp Milkweed.” Discover Life. Discoverlife.org, n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2016.

Scientific Name   Asclepias incarnata
Common Names  Swamp Milkweed
Nativity  Native
Medicinal or Edible Section  Flowers, Leaves, Oil, Seedpod, Roots
Medicinal and Edible Uses  Flowers- unopened buds can be cooked, dried and stored; Seedpods-when 3-4 cm long can be cooked;  Roots- tea can help with stomach, diuretics, laxatives, asthma, worms
Used to treat  Cathartic/Laxative, Intestinal Worms, Kidney/Diuretics, Skin

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