Euphorbia hypericifolia auct. non Linn.

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Synonym

E. indica Lam.

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, antileucorrhoeic (also used in menorrhagia).

The plant contains taraxerol, octacosanol, campesterol, stigmasterol, beta-sitosterol, quercetin, quercitrin, ellagic acid, rhamnetin-3-galactoside, rhmnetin-3-rhamnoside and kaempferol.