butterfly weed

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butterfly weed:

see milkweedmilkweed,
common name for members of the Asclepiadaceae, a family of mostly perennial herbs and shrubs characterized by milky sap, a tuft of silky hairs attached to the seed (for wind distribution), and (usually) a climbing habit.
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Group 1 served as Control, while Groups 2, 3 and 4 were fed a diet containing 0.01, 0.033% and 0.1% (w/w) of Ipomoea mauritiana tuber root powder, respectively.
Rats were fed a standard diet containing 2 kg whole wheat flour, 345g starch, 1.5 kg lentils, and 500 ml soybean oil with or without tuber root powder and carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC).
Administration of tuber root powder of Ipomoea mauritiana caused a significant decrease in serum glucose levels at all doses tested.