Euphorbia hypericifolia

auct. non Linn.

Family ► Euphorbiaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout warmer regions of India, up to 1,500 m in the Himalaya.

Ayurvedic ► Dugdhikaa.

Action ► Plant—used in colic, diarrhoea and dysentery. Leaf— astringent, antidysenteric, antileuc-orrhoeic (also used in menorrhagia).

The plant contains taraxerol, oc-tacosanol, campesterol, stigmasterol, beta-sitosterol, quercetin, quercitrin, ellagic acid, rhamnetin-3-galactoside, rhmnetin-3-rhamnoside and kaem-pferol.

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