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Euphorbia hypericifolia is an annual or perennial plant with spreading or erect branches. It can grow up to 60cm tall. The plant is commonly used in many parts of the world in the treatment of a wide variety of gastro-intestinal disorders. It is widely traded in the United States, in both tablet and powder form, mainly to treat bowel disorders. It is also traded internationally through the internet.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Euphorbia hypericifolia contains Terpenes, Flavonoids, Volatile oil, Biological activities etc.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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|Flowering season is June - November|
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Originally from tropical America, the plant has spread as a weed into many areas of the tropics.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
- Article - Euphorbia helioscopia: Chemical Constituents and Biological Activities