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Family ► Euphorbiaceae.

Habitat ► The warmer regions of India; often cultivated for hedges.

English ► Triangular Spurge.

Ayurvedic ► Snuhi (Substitute), Vajra-kantaka, Vajratundi

Siddha/Tamil ► Chathurakkali.

Folk ► Tridhaari, Tidhaaraa Sehunda.

Action ► Latex—purgative. Applied on burns. Plant—used in dropsy, anasarca, sores, venereal sores, syphilis; also in dysentery, bronchitis, asthma. Root—anthelmintic. Fresh stems—used for skin sores and scabies. A decoction of stems is given in gout.

The stems yielded friedelan-3 alpha- ol and 3 beta-ol, taraxerol and taraxe- rone. The roots yielded taraxerol. Latex gave beta-amyrin, cycloartenol, euphol (70%) and alpha-euphorbol.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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