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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Euphorbia lathyris?
If you know websites containing any information about Euphorbia lathyris please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Euphorbia lathyris and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Euphorbia lathyris.


Euphorbia lathyris basic info
Scientific Name: Euphorbia lathyris L..
Family: Euphorbiaceae.
Genus: Euphorbia.
Common names in English: gopherplant, moleplant.
For common names of Euphorbia lathyris in different languages - See link
Description: Euphorbia lathyris is an erect biennial (occasionally annual) plant native to southern Europe, northwest Africa, and eastward through southwest Asia to western China. Also known as Caper Spurge or Paper Spurge. All parts of the plant, including the seeds and roots are poisonous. The Mole Plant is sold by some nurseries as it is believed to repel moles. It is used in folk medicine as a poison, antiseptic, and a purgative. It is used as a folk remedy for cancer, corns, and warts. - for more info about Euphorbia lathyris See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Euphorbia lathyris
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Euphorbia lathyris in other websites
Euphorbia lathyris common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Euphorbia lathyris - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Euphorbia lathyris - See link.


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