Action ► Purgative, emetic, antiasthmatic, bechic. Used for whooping cough, asthma, dyspepsia, biliousness, jaundice, enlargement of spleen, leucorrhoea. Latex—applied externally on warts.
Used as a purgative and for rheumatism and neuralgia. Stem bark—used for gastralgia, colic, asthma.
The latex contains an ingol ester besides triterpenoids, euphorbinol and cycloeuphordenol.
Presence of a number of ingenol and phorbol esters (diterpenoids), and tri-terpenoids are reported from the plant. The stem gave hentriacontane, hentri-acontanol, beta-sitosterol, Me-ellagic and ellagic acids and kaempferol glu-coside.
The latex is a weak tumour promoter.
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