Asclepiadaceae Asclepias tuberosa L.

Butterfly Milkweed

Omaha - Drug, Pulmonary Aid

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 109

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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: Omaha
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Pulmonary Aid
Notes: Raw root eaten for bronchial and pulmonary trouble.

RECRD: 82694 id: 6357