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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Asclepias curassavica?
If you know websites containing any information about Asclepias curassavica please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Asclepias curassavica and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Asclepias curassavica.

 

Asclepias curassavica basic info
Scientific Name: Asclepias curassavica L..
Family: Apocynaceae.
Genus: Asclepias.
Common names in English: bastard-ipecac, bloodflower, bloodflower milkweed, cottonbush, false ipecac, Madagascar cottonbush, milky cottonbush, red milkweed, red-cotton, redhead, redhead cottonbush, scarlet milkweed, swallowwort, wallflower cottonbush, West Indian ipecacuana, wild ipecac, wild oleander.
Description: Asclepias curassavica, commonly known as tropical milkweed, is a flowering plant species of the milkweed genus, Asclepias. It is native to the American tropics and has a pantropical distribution as an introduced species. - for more info about Asclepias curassavica See link

 

Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Asclepias curassavica
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link

 

Asclepias curassavica in other websites
Asclepias curassavica common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Asclepias curassavica - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Asclepias curassavica - See link.

 

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