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


Euphorbia tirucalli basic info
Scientific Name: Euphorbia tirucalli L..
Family: Euphorbiaceae.
Genus: Euphorbia.
Common names in English: fingertree, Indian tree spurge, milkbush, milkhedge, naked-lady, penciltree, petroleum-plant, rubber euphorbia.
For common names of Euphorbia tirucalli in different languages - See link
Description: Euphorbia tirucalli is a shrub that grows in semi-arid tropical climates. It is a hydrocarbon plant that produces a poisonous latex which can, with little effort, be converted to the equivalent of gasoline. It also has uses in traditional medicine in many cultures. It has been used for cancer, excrescence, tumors, and warts in such diverse places as Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It has also been used as for asthma, cough, earache, neuralgia, rheumatism, toothache, and warts in India and Malaysia. - for more info about Euphorbia tirucalli See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Euphorbia tirucalli
*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 tirucalli in other websites
Euphorbia tirucalli 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 tirucalli - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Euphorbia tirucalli - See link.


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