Bulk Pleurisy Root Cut & Sifted

Asclepias tuberosa
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[ 858 ]Asclepias tuberosa

Pleurisy Root Cut & Sifted

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1/4 Pound:  $26.53 Pound:  $58.96 out of stock   |   ETA: 06/01/2024  

Pleurisy, more commonly known as Butterfly Weed, is a North American species of milkweed readily recognized by its bright orange flower buds, which open in fall and provide food for Monarch butterflies. Fiber from the plant, including the roots, were used by Native Americans to make rope.

Pleurisy root is harvested in spring and used to make extracts and tinctures. However, due to the presence of cardiac glycosides, the herb should not be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, or by anyone with a history of heart disease or taking stimulant medications.

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approximate cups to one pound6
originunited states
plant part usedroot
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore away from direct light and heat in an airtight container.
appearance & aromaWoody and fibrous.


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culinaryTypically used to make extracts and tinctures. May also be prepared as tea.
safetyDo not use this herb during pregnancy or while nursing. Check with your doctor before using this herb if you have a history of heart disease.

flavor profile

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Woody in flavor. Combine with other herbs to enhance taste when preparing as tea.

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Pleurisy, also known as Orange Swallow-wort, Silkweed and Butterfly Weed, is a milkweed distributed throughout eastern North America. It is unique from other milkweeds in that the plant exudes little milky juice when cut.

The aerial parts of this herb are edible and may be cooked as vegetables or served with salad greens The bark and the silk from mature seed pods are used to make cloth and to produce fiber fill for life jackets. Pleurisy root also has a long history of use and is typically prepared as tea or infused in hot water and applied as a warm poultice.

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