Asclepiadaceae Asclepias sp.


Delaware, Oklahoma - Drug, Anticonvulsive

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1942, A Study of Delaware Indian Medicine Practice and Folk Beliefs, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission, page 32, 74

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Scientific name: Asclepias sp.
Common names: Milkweed
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Delaware, Oklahoma
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Anticonvulsive
Notes: Infusion of pounded roots of five species taken for epileptic fits.

RECRD: 82621 id: 6177