A member of the Milkweed family, so most parts
of the plant contain toxins. A crude sugar is produced
from the flowers.
Medicine: Poultices for sores were made from the powdered root. A tea from the root encourages sweating. A tea was also made to induce vomiting during certain rituals.
Note: Note: Also called Indian nosy.
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