Asclepiadaceae Asclepias tuberosa L.

Butterfly Milkweed

Delaware, Oklahoma - Drug, Antirheumatic (Internal)

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1942, A Study of Delaware Indian Medicine Practice and Folk Beliefs, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission, page 31, 74

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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, Oklahoma
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antirheumatic (Internal)
Notes: Root used for rheumatism.

RECRD: 82679 id: 6342