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Euphorbia peplus - Devil's milk

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Euphorbia peplus


Euphorbia peplus is a species of Euphorbia, native to most of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia, where it typically grows in cultivated arable land, gardens, and other disturbed land. Outside of its native range it is very widely naturalised and often invasive, including in Australia, New Zealand, North America, and other countries in temperate and sub-tropical regions.

Uses

Leukemia, Skin Cancer, Actinic Keratosis, Dysentery, Skin eruptions, Blood pressure.

Parts Used

Leaves, Fruits.

Chemical Composition

Contains volatile oils, flavonoids, apigenin, luteolin, quercetin, kaempferol, tiliroside, triterpene glycosides including euscapic acid and tormentic acid, phenolic acids, and 3%–21% tannins.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Radium Weed, petty spurge


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Annual herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Alternate Short-stalked. Blade elliptic–widely obovate, with entire margin, dark green

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long green Stamens numerou light-coloured, with long points and Subtending bracts ovate, similar to stem leaves. Inflorescence a 3-branched, doubly 2-sided compound umbel. Nectariferous glands in cyathia sickle-shaped

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
2 mm (0.08 in.) long 3-valved capsule. Each valve narrowly winged {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds.

How to plant/cultivate

Prefers a position with some shade[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Temperate area, Subtropical area.

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