💊 Chemical information

Euforbia; Pill-bearing Spurge; Snake Weed.


Chin. includes monographs for Euphorbia humifusa or E. maculata herb and E. pekinensis root.

💊 Profile

Euphorbia, the aerial parts of Euphorbia hirta (E. pilulifera, Chamaesyce hirta) (Euphorbiaceae), has sedative and expectorant properties and is used in the treatment of asthma and other respiratory-tract disorders. It has also been used for intestinal amoebiasis. Other Euphorbia spp. are used for a variety of disorders. The seeds and latex of E. lathyrus (caper spurge) have been used as a purgative but are too toxic for general use. Many species have been used as arrow poisons.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

India: Thankgod. Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Asa Tones; Euphorbia Complex; Procold†; Sambucus Complex†; Belg.: Toularynx; Canad.: Sirop Cocillana Codeine; Sirop Cocillana Compose; Hong Kong: Cocillana Christo; Cocillana Compound; Mefedra-N†; UK: Antibron.
Published May 08, 2019.