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Euphorbia hypericifolia

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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.

Uses

White discharge, Dysentery.[1]

Parts Used

Flowers, Whole plant.

Chemical Composition

Euphorbia hypericifolia contains Terpenes, Flavonoids, Volatile oil, Biological activities etc.[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi Dudhi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit Dugdika
English


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

Perennial

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Flowering season is June - November

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Fruiting season is June - November

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

Originally from tropical America, the plant has spread as a weed into many areas of the tropics.[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Along roadsides, Stony river sides, Waste places.

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References

  1. Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
  2. Article - Euphorbia helioscopia: Chemical Constituents and Biological Activities
  3. [Morphology]
  4. Cultivation

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