Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Milkweed)

asclepias tuberosa

Muller, Thomas L. “Asclepias tuberosa.” Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Wildflower.org, 02 June 2007. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.

Scientific Name   Asclepias tuberosa
Common Names  Butterfly Milkweed
Nativity  Native
Medicinal or Edible Section  Flowers, Leaves, Oil, Root, Seedpod
Medicinal and Edible Uses  Flowers- buds cooked, sugary syrup, nectar; Oil- edible; Root- increases sweating, relieves spasms,  diuretic, swelling, bruises, wounds
Used to treat Cathartic/Laxative, Coughs/Colds/Expectorants, Diarrhea, Gynecology, Heart, Pulmonary/Respiratory Aids, Skin

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