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Pleurisy Root

Also indexed as:Asclepias tuberosa
Pleurisy Root: Main Image© Martin Wall
Botanical names:
Asclepias tuberosa

Side Effects

At the recommended amounts, pleurisy root generally has no adverse effects. Excessive intake (1 tablespoon or more of the root at one time) can cause intestinal cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.43 Pleurisy root should be avoided by pregnant women as it may stimulate uterine contractions.44

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