Euphorbia hierosolymitana

Euphorbia hierosolymitana Boiss.

Euphorbiaceae

  • Jerusalem Spurge
  • Woody Spurge
  • ابو لبن
  • حلببون
  • حلبلوب
  • لبين
  • abu leben
  • halablub
  • halbaboun
  • lubbein
  • חֲלַבְלוּב מְגֻבְשָׁשׁ
  • khalavluv meguvshash

Annual

  • Cultivated areas (weeds)

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Euphorbia hierosolymitana Boiss.

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

Parts Used

Source
Dermatological

Warts

Anti-Infective

Prepare poultice from leaves & apply to affected area.

SeedB
Gastrointestinal

Abdominal pain

Carminative

Decoct aerial parts & drink.

Aerial partsZ
Gastrointestinal

Constipation

Laxative

Decoct aerial parts & drink.

Aerial partsZ
Gastrointestinal

Strong laxative

Purgative

1. Boil plant & drink x1 large tablespoon evening.
2. Mix few drops of plant latex + 1 teaspoon sugar & swallow.

SeedB
Sexuality

Decrease excessive libido

Anti-libido

Decoct aerial parts & drink.

Leaf, RootZ
Wound Healing

Wound

Vulnerary

Prepare poultice from leaves & apply to affected area.

Aerial partsB

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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