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Alternative Names

Asclépiade, Asclépiade Pleurétique, Asclépiade Tubéreuse, Butterfly Weed, Canada Root, Flux Root, Orange Milkweed, Orange Swallow Wort, Pleurisy, Racine du Canada, Racine Colique, Racine de Flux, Racine de Tubercule, Swallow-Wort, Tuber Root, Vencetósigo, White Root, Wind Root CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Amaranth, German Ipecac, Swallowroot

Scientific Name

Asclepias Tuberosa

Why Do People Use Pleurisy?

The oral preparations of Asclepias tuberosa (Pleurisy), like pleurisy powder, are considered effective for coughs, uterine disorders, pleurisy, as an analgesic, to ease breathing, to promote sweating, antispasmodic and expectorant. It is also utilized orally for pneumonitis, bronchitis, swine flu and influenza.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly Unsafe - Oral consumption of pleurisy powder has negative effects because it consists of digitalis-like cardenolide glycosides. It may also be responsible for vomiting in some cases. According to Canadian laws, use of pleurisy powder is prohibited as a non-medicinal ingredient for oral use in products. Possibly Unsafe In Pregnancy - Asclepias tuberosa may have estrogenic activity and may act as a uterine stimulant. Avoid in Lactation - Oral consumption of pleurisy should be avoided by breastfeeding females because there is insufficient and unreliable information available in this regard.

How Effective Is Pleurisy?

To rate the effectiveness of pleurisy powder, there is scarce information available.

How Pleurisy Works?

Asclepias tuberosa consists of digitalis-like cardenolide glycosides. According to animal data, pleurisy root does not affect respiration or heart muscle and blood pressure.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Pleurisy?

Pleurisy powder maybe responsible for dermatitis in some individuals. It may also act as an emetic and gastrointestinal irritant and lead to vomiting and nausea complaints. Excessive dosage of pleurisy may have digitalis-like poisoning symptoms.

How Pleurisy Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Herbs Containing Cardiac Glycoside Properties - Combination of pleurisy powder alongside herbs containing cardiac glycoside properties can enhance the potential toxic levels of cardiac glycoside. Herbs containing Cardiac glycoside include Canadian hemp roots, black hellebore, hedge mustard, digitalis leaf, lily of the valley roots, figwort, oleander leaves, motherwort, squill bulb leaves scales, pheasant's eye plant, uzara and strophanthus seeds.

How Pleurisy Interacts With Drugs?

Digoxin (Lanoxin) - Interaction rating between pleurisy and Digoxin (Lanoxin) is major, so be careful about this combination. Root of pleurisy consists of cardenolide glycosides, which may show additive effects with the combination of digoxin. Diuretic Drugs - Interaction rating between pleurisy and diuretic drugs is moderate, so be careful about this mixture. Consumption of pleurisy root and potassium-depleting diuretics can enhance the potential risks of toxicity of cardiac glycoside because of potassium depletion. Few diuretics that can deplete potassium include chlorthalidone (Thalitone), chlorothiazide (Diuril), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, Hydrodiuril, Microzide), furosemide (Lasix) and others. Estrogens - Interaction rating between pleurisy and estrogens is moderate, so be careful about this mixture. Over dosage of pleurisy root may interfere with hormone drug therapy.

How Pleurisy Interacts With Foods?

No interaction.

How Pleurisy Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Pleurisy Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Cardiac Conditions - Pleurisy powder may interfere with cardiac drug therapy.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Pleurisy?

There is no information available about the dosage of pleurisy.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Pleurisy Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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