Asclepiadaceae Asclepias incarnata L.

Swamp Milkweed

Meskwaki - Drug, Anthelmintic

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1928, Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:175-326, page 205

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Scientific name: Asclepias incarnata L.
USDA symbol: ASINI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Swamp Milkweed
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Meskwaki
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Anthelmintic
Notes: Infusion of root used to drive the tapeworms from a person in one hour.

RECRD: 82589 id: 6141