Simple Herbal Extracts | Pleurisy Root


Pleurisy Root

Botanical Name

Asclepias tuberosa

Part Used



Not for use in pregnancy *

Traditional Information*

Pleurisy root is indicated for lung conditions where breathing is painful and there is a fever with little or no sweating. It is used successfully for pleurisy, pneumonia, pericarditis, bronchitis and pneumonitis. It increases diaphoresis, expels mucus, slows a rapid pulse and reduces respiratory pain.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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