Euphorbia prostrata

Family Name:


Local Name/English Name:

Flowering Period:


Part Used:




Medicinal Uses: Collection:


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

Family Name:


Diseases Cured: Phytochemistry:

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].

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Beekeeping for Beginners

Beekeeping for Beginners

The information in this book is useful to anyone wanting to start beekeeping as a hobby or a business. It was written for beginners. Those who have never looked into beekeeping, may not understand the meaning of the terminology used by people in the industry. We have tried to overcome the problem by giving explanations. We want you to be able to use this book as a guide in to beekeeping.

Get My Free Ebook


  • Mari Ketterer
    What is euphorbia prosthata?
    3 years ago

Post a comment