pleurisy root


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pleurisy root

pleurisy root

n
1. (Plants) the root of the butterfly weed, formerly used as a cure for pleurisy
2. (Plants) another name for butterfly weed
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Noun1.pleurisy root - erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowerspleurisy root - erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers
milkweed, silkweed - any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts
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I use squill and pleurisy root, two herbs that have been used to manage bronchitis.
The active ingredients of the compound were 2% black haw bark (viburnum prunifolium), 2% licorice (glycyrrhiza glabra), 2% motherwort (leonurus cardiaca), 2% passion flower (passiflora incarnata), 2% pleurisy root (asclepias tuberosa), and 5% alcohol.