May 1, 2016

Euphorbia

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What other names is Euphorbia known by?

Asthmaplant, Chamaesyce hirta, Euforbia, Euphorbe, Euphorbia hirta, Euphorbia capitulata, Euphorbia pilulifera, Euphorbium Officinarum, Pillbearing Spurge, Snakeweed.

What is Euphorbia?

Euphorbia is an herb. The parts of the plant that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Euphorbia is used for breathing disorders including asthma, bronchitis, and chest congestion. It is also used for mucus in the nose and throat, throat spasms, hay fever, and tumors. Some people use it to cause vomiting.

In India, it is also used for treating worms, severe diarrhea (dysentery), gonorrhea, and digestive problems.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Asthma.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Coughs.
  • Hay fever.
  • Tumors.
  • Digestive problems.
  • Intestinal worms.
  • Gonorrhea.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of euphorbia for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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