Latin name: Asclepias tuberosa L.
Botanical family: Asclepiadaceae
Growth habit: Herb
Vernacular name(s): butterfly milkweed, pleurisy root (Eng.)
asclépiade tubéreuse (Fr.)
Roots :Used as a diaphoretic and cold medicine [Penobscot 44]. Eaten raw for pulmonary troubles, chewed and put on wounds or pulverized on wounds, and also applied as a remedy for old obstinate sores [44].