Latin Name: Asclepias syriaca
Uses: ringworm, warts, snake bites, asthma, tuberculosis, bronchitis, pleurisy, diarrhea, constipation
Safety Concerns: do not use large amounts or for an extended period. It can cause irregular heart rate due to cardiac glycosides. It must be boiled several times before it can be consumed in order to remove these toxins as much as possible. It is still not safe to use over an extended period of time or in large doses.
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