Asclepias tuberosa: Root of Resilience!
Pleurisy Root (asclepias tuberosa) is an herbal remedy that has been used for centuries to treat respiratory ailments, such as pleurisy and bronchitis. It is a hardy perennial native to North America with yellow-orange flowers. Pleurisy root contains several active compounds, including alkaloids, tannins and saponins which are believed to contribute to its anti-inflammatory properties. Its traditional uses include relieving coughs, chest congestion, sore throat and other related symptoms associated with inflammation in the lungs or respiratory system
- Highly appealing to wildlife and pollinators, creating a more inviting garden environment
- Versatile plant with year long interest due its ability to crowd out less desirable weeds and suppress disease
- Makes for great cut flowers with their long rods of many clustered small fragrant blooms
- Long bloom period from June till his frost and easy care nature