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

 

Asclepias syriaca basic info
Scientific Name: Asclepias syriaca L..
Family: Apocynaceae.
Genus: Asclepias.
Common names in English: silkweed, silky swallowwort, Virginia-silk.
Description: Asclepias syriaca, commonly called common milkweed, butterfly flower, silkweed, silky swallow-wort, and Virginia silkweed, is a species of flowering plant. It is in the genus Asclepias, the milkweeds. This species is native to southern Canada and of much of the conterminous eastern U.S., east of the Rocky Mountains, excluding the drier parts of the Prairies. - for more info about Asclepias syriaca See link

 

Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Asclepias syriaca
*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 syriaca in other websites
Asclepias syriaca 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 syriaca - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Asclepias syriaca - See link.

 

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