Euphorbia chamaesyce

Euphorbia chamaesyce L.

Euphorbiaceae

  • Spurge (genus)
  • تين الأرض
  • عشبة الجرح
  • `ishbet el-jurh
  • teen el-ard
  • חֲלַבְלוּב עֲגֹל-עָלִים
  • khalavluv 'agol-'alim

Annual

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Euphorbia chamaesyce L.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Dermatological

Skin swelling

Non-specific

Decoct latex & aerial parts & apply to swollen area as hot compress x2/day.

FlowerB
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglycemic

Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 cup as needed.

Flower, LeafB
Women`s Health

Facilitate labour & childbirth

Parturient

Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 cup as needed.

FlowerB
Wound Healing

Disinfect skin wounds

Anti-septic

1. Use latex & apply to skin x2/day.
2. Decoct plant, cool, filter & apply to skin.
3. Use fresh crushed plant or powdered dried plant. (Admin. not specified.) (See NOTES)

Flower. Leaf (juice)B

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The latex mentioned in some of these recipes is a milky exudate.

Euphorbia genus has some species which may contain diterpene-esters (phorbol esters) in the latex ( e.g. tigliane, ingenane and daphnane) that are co-carcinogenic & pro-inflammatory. Milk (chyle) of plant causes local skin reactions including blistering, burns, itch etc.