Milk Hedge

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Biological Name: Euphorbia lingularia, Euphorbia neriifoliaMilk Hedge

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Other Names: Sehund, Milk Hedge, Suchi, Snuhi, Ilakkalli, Thohar

Additional Info: The herb is indigenous of India. It is devoid of leaves.

Elements Applied: Root and stem juice are applied in herbal medicine.

Used For: Herb juice is particularly known to induce expectoration and treat constipation. The root is specifically applied to relieve spasms. As a topical remedy the herb is used as a skin irritant.

The range of conditions in which the plant is applied includes: warts, scabies and ulcers, syphilis, skin conditions, ophthalmia, spleen and liver conditions, hemorrhoids, gland swellings, edema, earache, coughs, and asthma.

Herb juice is taken to neutralize snake poison and treat hydrophobia.

Preparation and Intake: The herb is used in form of salve, decoction, tincture, paste, syrup, pills, powder, and juice.

Safety: The plant can cause severe irritation. It should be taken only under control of an Ayurvedic herbalist. There is no further data concerning the herb’s safety level.