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Indigenous Plants & Native Uses in the Northeast

(Asclepias tuberosa)
BUTTERFLY WEEDFood: 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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