Euphorbia aleppica

Euphorbia aleppica L.


  • Aleppo Spurge.
  • huleibeh حليبة
  • חֲלַבְלוּב אֲרַם-צוֹבָא
  • khalavluv Aram-Tsova


  • Disturbed habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Euphorbia aleppica L.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source

Skin swelling


Decoct plant & latex & apply as hot compress to swollen area x 2/day.

Aerial parts, Latex Z
Wound Healing

Disinfect skin wounds


1. Apply latex to skin x2/day.
2. Boil plant or latex (unclear), cool, filter & apply to skin.

Aerial parts, Latex Z
Wound healing

Stop wound bleeding


Spread latex from dried, ground plant over wound.

Latex Z

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The latex mentioned in several recipes for this species is a milky exudate.

Euphorbia genus has some species which may contain co-carcinogenic diterpene-esters (phorbol esters) in the latex e.g. tigliane, ingenane & daphnane type. Milky exudate (latex) can cause local skin reactions including blistering, burns, itching etc.