“Asclepias syriaca – Common Milkweed.” Pfaf Plant Search. Pfaf.org, n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2016.
|Scientific Name||Asclepias syriaca|
|Common Names||Common Milkweed|
|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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