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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Pleurisy Root (Indian Posy)
MEDICINAL USE
Chronic lung afflictions, acutely for influenza (most useful if given at the earliest stages of the condition), pneumonia, bronchitis, and intercostal diseases.
A bitter, nutty-flavored tonic herb that increases perspiration, acts as an expectorant, and r
Pleurisy Root (Indian Posy)
Asclepias tuberosa
Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Bronchial Relaxant, Vasodilator
COMBINES WITH
Lobelia, Grindelia, Coughwort, Mullein, Cayenne
WARNINGS
Contains a powerful chemical that is similar to the prescription drug digoxin (Lanoxin). It might cause serious heart problems. Excessive intake can cause intestinal cramping, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
PREPARATION
20 to 60 grains of the powdered form may be taken three times a day. Tincture: 1-4 ml (1:5), TID
Decoction: 1/2-1 tsp per cup; 1 cup, TID

An infusion may be made by pouring a cup of boiling water over a half to one teaspoonful of t