Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed)

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Asclepias syriaca – Common Milkweed.” Pfaf Plant Search. Pfaf.org, n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2016.

Scientific Name   Asclepias syriaca
Common Names  Common Milkweed
Nativity  Native
Medicinal or Edible Section  Flowers, Leaves, Oil, Seed, Seedpod, Root, Stem
Medicinal and Edible Uses  Flowers- unopened flower buds cooked can be edible, flavoring, thickener in soups, brown sugar, sugary  syrup; Oil- edible; Seeds- edible; Root- Diuretic; Leaves- folk remedies in treating cancer; Stems- treat  joints
Used to treat  Cathartic/Laxative, Gynecology, Kidney/Diuretics, Pulmonary/Respiratory Aid, Skin, Stomach

Sandy Hook Herbarium can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

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