31. Blood Flower (Asclepias curassavica)
- Medicinal Use: Bleeding, Skin Troubles
Often referred to as the milkweed plant, the Blood Flower has many names. It is found throughout the American tropics, but it can grow outside of this area in some proper greenhouses. It is likely that various tropical tribes used the plant for centuries, as it has multiple medicinal uses. The main medicinal use revolves around skin issues like warts, corns, or ringworms.
However, it has also been shown that it can help people with their acne and even helps fight symptoms of Measles. The root of the plant allows for Hemostasis or stopping one from bleeding. The plant also can help with blood circulation. What did you expect from a plant literally nicknamed the “Blood Flower?”