Milkweed

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Biological Name: Asclepias syriacamilkweed

Other Names: Virginia silk, silkweed, Milkweed, cottonweed, silky swallow wort, milkweed root

Elements Applied: Root is commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Used For: The herb is known to induce vomiting, treat constipation, stimulate the digestive tract, and induce urination.

Conventionally the herb was applied for female problems, as well as kidney and bowel problems. It may induce excessive urination, and thus can be used for dropsy. Moreover, the herb can be used for scrofulous bladder diseases, stomach conditions, and asthma. May be effectively applied to treat gallstones.

Warning! Exercise care when taking milkweed as it may affect the organism due to its toxic origin, particularly, when applied in large quantities, and especially in children. Don’t use more than prescribed.

Preparation and Intake: The herb is not recommended for internal use.

Safety: Warning! Exercise care when taking milkweed as it may affect the organism due to its toxic origin, particularly, when applied in large quantities, and especially in children. Don’t use more than prescribed.