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Antique Spurge

Scientific name of Antique Spurge: Euphorbia Antiquorum

Name of  Antique Spurge in different languages:-

English: Square Spurge, Square milk hedge.

Sanscrit: Snahi, Vajrakandaka.

Malayalam: Chaturakkalli ചതുരക്കള്ളി.

Plant description of Antique Spurge

Antique Spurge is the largest armed cactus-like plant, growing up to the height of 7 m, branching, stems is 5 to 7 cm thick, dark green, glabrous, segmented and with a milky latex. Leaves are few, borne at the branch end, succulent, alternate, clustered at the tip, leaf blade, ovate, apex rounded. Flowers are yellowish-green, axillary, and single, subterminal, found in axillaries, single or in triads or 3 to 4 individual cyathia together and peduncles reddish brown colored. Fruits are in a capsule which is globulous, about 10 mm in dia., green when ripe turning deep red.

Useful plant parts: The Latex, Leaves, Root and Fruits.

Medicinal uses of Antique Spurge:

To treat asthma, cough,  earache, toothache, neuralgia, rheumatism etc.

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