Euphorbia hirta L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Important NOTE:

This plant, in "The plant list" database is set as true accepted, while Chamaesyce hirta here who is set as  true is really the synomin, I decided to put both as truth because of the book scientific value. Thanks, Lucia Orfila.

Range. Pantropical weed. Widely distributed throughout Myanmar, growing naturally.

Whole plant: A decoction is given for asthma and bronchitis. New mothers eat it any way they like to promote lactation. In a salad or with fish paste or fish sauce dip, it is consumed to alleviate stomach pains from heat stroke, as well as to strengthen nerves and blood vessels along the breathing passages. Juice from crushing the five parts (stem, leaf, flower, fruit, and root) is used to treat fatigue in asthmatics, is taken with water after every meal to promote digestion, and is considered beneficial for the heart and the air passages. It is used to treat vomiting of blood, loose stools, and chest pain.

Sap: Described as sweet, bitter, sharp and salty, with heating properties, it is known to increase semen and stabilize pregnancy, as well as to alleviate fevers, coughs, colds, and runny noses. Applied topically, it is used to clear pimples and scabies.

Leaf: Sweet and astringent, used to control heat, and also applied topically for ringworm, scabies, itch­ing, and other skin disorders. The juice is used widely to treat mucus within the chest in, inflammation of air passage, and coughs in children. A decoction of the leaves is mixed with a large amount of sugar and ingested to alleviate bleeding dysentery.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

Euphorbia hirta L.
Término aceptado: 08-Ago-2019