Asclepiadaceae Asclepias tuberosa L.

Butterfly Milkweed

Iroquois - Drug, Sports Medicine

Use documented by:
Herrick, James William, 1977, Iroquois Medical Botany, State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis, page 416

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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: Iroquois
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Sports Medicine
Notes: Poultice of smashed roots applied to legs and running shoes dampened or washed for running strength.

RECRD: 82683 id: 6346