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Euphorbia thymifolia

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Euphorbia thymifolia is a prostrate annual plant producing stems up to 25cm long. The stems usually produce numerous adventitious roots. The plant is a very popular medicinal herb in much of Africa and also in many other areas of the tropics. It is commonly harvested from the wild and is also sold in local markets.

Uses

Erysipelas, Hypertension, Venereal diseases, Cystitis, Kidney ailments, Headache, Intercostal pain, Fever, Lung problems, Influenza, Absence of menstruation.[1]

Parts Used

Fresh leaves.

Chemical Composition

[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Chitraballare, Naagaarjuni
Hindi Dudiyagas
Malayalam
Tamil Sitrapaladai
Telugu Yerrachittipaala
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

Annual

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Flowering from May to August

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Fruiting from May to August

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

A common weed of cultivated and waste ground, often on sandy or gravelly soils, at elevations up to 1,650 metres.[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Waste ground, Gravelly soils.

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References

  1. Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
  2. [Chemistry]
  3. [Morphology]
  4. Cultivation

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