There are other names for Pleurisy root...
Butterfly Weed
Wind root
Canada root
Orange swallow wort
Tuber Root
White Root
Flux Root

This will be helpful to know, as you continue any research on the plant

How to prepare to use Pleurisy root as an herb

For making tea, try these tips:
Steep 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried and crumbled root in 1 cup of boiling water for about 15 minutes. Make sure you strain out the root drink the remaining liquid. Some have this up to three times a day. Sweeten the tea with sugar, honey or add lemon if you desire.

For warts, apply the flower's milky sap to warts several times daily.

Contact your doctor first always.

Possible medicinal uses for Pleurisy Root

Pleurisy root has been known to help people with respiratory infections, and reduce inflammation and help with expectoration. To the Plains Indians, this herb was highly valued for lung ailments.

Today, a tea made from the root is used for bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, influenza, dry cough and as the name implies, for pleurisy.

Some have applied the milky juice from the plant to warts help soften and heal them.

The parts used are the root and juice.

(Disclaimer, please contact your doctor first before trying to treat anything for your health. The things mentioned in this and my other herb blogs have not been tested by the food and drug administration, to my understanding.)

Growing Pleurisy Root in your garden

If you want to grow your own pleurisy root herb, try these ideas out.

Sow the seeds outdoors in the springtime, in a sunny location. Make sure there is no chance for a frost to come and freeze the seedlings.

Lay out the seeds approximately 18 inches apart, and cover with 1/4 inch of good soil. Keep the area moist. For an earlier harvest, you can start the seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in your area. Moisten the soil, and place the pots in your refrigerator, as this aids in germination.

Enjoy your flowers, and make sure to watch for butterflies and caterpillars. They can eat a lot more than you think they can. Its great to watch the process of a butterfly's life cycle in your own garden. Something you will not regret.

Using for Pleurisy Root

Pleurisy root is great in the garden, and is an ornamental perennial. It is also known as the butterfly weed, because it really attracts butterflies. It is beneficial to them both for nectar, and as a host plant for laying butterfly eggs. When the larvae emerge, they have something to eat, immediately.

There are a few colors, like orange, red, and pink. As the flowers fade, the seed pods emerge. The leaves have a fuzzy texture. These flowers are great for brightening up cottage and meadow gardens. They make good use as a border as well. They are hardy from zones 4-9, and will come back year after year.

Pleurisy root flowers look lovely as part of a bouquet of flowers as well.