Asclepiadaceae Asclepias exaltata L.

Poke Milkweed

Omaha - Drug, Gastrointestinal Aid

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 110

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Scientific name: Asclepias exaltata L.
USDA symbol: ASEX (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Poke Milkweed
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Omaha
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gastrointestinal Aid
Notes: Raw root eaten for stomach trouble.

RECRD: 82582 id: 6113