Asclepiadaceae Asclepias sp.


Delaware - Drug, Misc. Disease Remedy

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 39

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Scientific name: Asclepias sp.
Common names: Milkweed
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Delaware
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Misc. Disease Remedy
Notes: Infusion of pounded roots used for epilepsy in those born during certain phases of the moon.

RECRD: 42803 id: 6176