Asclepios

Asclepias, commonly known as milkweed, is a genus of herbaceous perennial, dicotyledonous plants contains over 140 known species. The Latin name’s origin comes from Asclepius, the Greek of medicine and healing, because of its numerous uses in phytotherapy, an alternative based on natural extracts and health-promoting agents.

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Statue of Asclepius, Greek god of medecine. (Source: www.scoliosisjournal.com)