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.
If you have an ailment, a group of historically used herbs to suit your needs might consist of: yarrow, oxknee, sweet flag, calamus, snow on the mountain, hyssop, lady's mantel, garden chive, marsh mallow, lemon verbena, chamomile, American arnica, mugwort, French tarragon, pleurisy root, New England aster, false indigo, wild indigo, calendula, German chamomile, costmary, black cohosh, coneflower, rattlesnake master, hemp agrimony, Joe pye weed, Queen of the Meadow, bronze fennel, sweet woodruff, lady bedstraw, bigfoot geranium, ginkgo tree, Russian licorice, Japanese blood grass, chameleon plant, St.