Asclepiadaceae Asclepias tuberosa L.

Butterfly Milkweed

Delaware - Drug, Gynecological Aid

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 37

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Scientific name: Asclepias tuberosa L.
USDA symbol: ASTUT2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Butterfly Milkweed
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Delaware
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Roots administered to women following childbirth.

RECRD: 42763 id: 6340