A native plant that grows up to 8 feet tall and native to the Eastern United States this plant is also known as milkweed due to . It’s a major pest species to farmers and very toxic to humans. This perennial produces a root that is large and fleshy with a hollow stem. The young shoots make good substitute for asparagus. The fruit is a deep purple berry, covering the stem in clusters and resembling blackberries.
Used as a dietary supplement to treat mumps, arthritis and other skin condition.
The root is very toxic so use in extreme moderation or under doctor’s care.
Tincture of the root
Emetic and purgative with narcotic properties. Antibacterial, anticancer, anti rheumatic, immunostimulant, and a skin tonic.
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