Euphorbia prostrata

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Lal booti/Prostrate sandmat




A prostrate herb, grows sandy waste places.

Pakistan: Karachi, Las Bela, Mach, Hazara, Islamabad, Pabbi, Pasrur, and Sakeser. World: India and Java. Native to tropical and subtropical America.

A small prostrate herb. Stem prostrate, weak, branched. Leaves simple, opposite, sessile, entire, oval-shaped. Branches small, soft, pinkish or red with milky latex. Flowers small and reddish in color (Fig. 3.47).

125 g of fresh leaves is collected by men and women 20-40 years old, in summer (AprilSeptember), cleaned, and washed in water 2-3 times.

125 g of fresh leaves is ground daily for 6-7 min; 30 g of sugar and 3 cups of water are also mixed in. Then the mixture is filtered and given to patients suffering from diarrhea and dysentery. For children, 2-3 tsp (15-20 mL) of drug (at one time) is given 2-3 times per day for 2-3 days. For adults, 1 cup (250 mL) of drug (at one time) is given 2-3 times per day for 2-3 days.

Fig. 3.47 Euphorbiaprostrata Ait

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Diarrhea and dysentery. Gallic acid, corilagin, 1, 2, 3-tri-O-galloyl-D-glucose, geraniin, tellimagradin I, II, rugosin A, rugosin E, rugosin D, and rugosin G [8].

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  • Mari Ketterer
    What is euphorbia prosthata?
    3 years ago

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