Euphorbia helioscopia

Euphorbia helioscopia L.

Euphorbiaceae

  • Sun Spurge
  • حلبلوب
  • حليب البوم
  • رماضة
  • سعده
  • لبينة
  • يتوع الشمس
  • halablub
  • haleib el-bum
  • lebbaineh
  • ramadheh
  • si'deh
  • yatu' al-shams
  • חֲלַבְלוּב הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ
  • khalavluv ha-shemesh

Chamaephytes

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Euphorbia helioscopia L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglycemic

Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 cup as needed.

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Gastrointestinal

Constipation

Laxative

Drip few drops of latex on dried fig & eat. (See NOTES).

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The latex mentioned in recipes for this species 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 et