Pleurisy Root / Asclepias Tuberosa

Other names:
Butterfly Weed, Canada Root, Chigger Flower, Fluxroot, Indian Paintbrush, Indian Posy, Orange Milkweed, Orange Swallow-wort, Silky Swallow-wort, Tuber Root, Yellow Milkweed, White-root, Windroot, Butterfly love
Extracts by herbalists and by Native Americans were used as an expectorant for wet coughs and other pulmonary ailments. Use of the herb is contraindicated in pregnancy, during lactation or with infants due to the small amount of cardiac glycosides.

As an antispasmodic and expectorant this herb is a powerful remedy for pleurisy

Added by wikiherbia on Wed 22 Aug 2012 on 11:33 am GMT

Updated by wikiherbia on Wed 22 Aug 2012 at 11:47 am GMT