Pleurisy root

Definition of Pleurisy root

(Bot.) The large tuberous root of a kind of milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) which is used as a remedy for pleuritic and other diseases
The plant itself, which has deep orange-colored flowers; - called also butterfly weed.

See also: Pleurisy Pleurisy

Related Words

Asclepias tuberosa, butterfly weed, chigger flower, chiggerflower, Indian paintbrush, milkweed, orange milkweed, silkweed, tuber root
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