Asclepiadaceae Asclepias verticillata L.

Whorled Milkweed

Choctaw - Drug, Stimulant

Use documented by:
Campbell, T.N., 1951, Medicinal Plants Used by Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek Indians in the Early Nineteenth Century, Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 41(9):285-290, page 287

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Scientific name: Asclepias verticillata L.
USDA symbol: ASVE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Whorled Milkweed
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Choctaw
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Stimulant
Notes: Root used as a stimulant.

RECRD: 82701 id: 6364