Euphorbia chamaesyce

Euphorbia chamaesyce L.


  • Spurge (genus)
  • `ishbet el-jurh عشبة الجرح
  • teen el-ard تين الأرض
  • חֲלַבְלוּב עֲגֹל-עָלִים
  • khalavluv 'agol-'alim


  • Batha
  • Phrygana

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Euphorbia chamaesyce L.

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

Skin swelling


Decoct latex & aerial parts & apply to swollen area as hot compress x2/day.

Aerial parts, Latex Z
Endocrine/ Metabolic



Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 cup as needed.

Aerial parts B
Women`s Health

Facilitate labour & childbirth


Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 cup as needed.

Aerial parts B
Wound Healing

Disinfect skin wounds


1. Use latex & apply to skin x2/day.
2. Decoct plant, cool, filter & apply to skin.
3. Use fresh crushed plant or powdered dried plant. (Admin. not specified.) (See NOTES)

Aerial parts Latex Z

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The latex mentioned in some of these recipes is a milky exudate.

Euphorbia genus has some species which may contain diterpene-esters (phorbol esters) in the latex ( e.g. tigliane, ingenane and daphnane) that are co-carcinogenic & pro-inflammatory. Milk (chyle) of plant causes local skin reactions including blistering, burns, itch etc.