INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Semen Euphorbiae Lathyridis 
Common English: Caper Spurge Seed
Caper Euphorbia Seed.
Moleplant Seed
Downward Draining Herbs (Laxatives): Harsh Cathartics
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sour
Acrid
Warm
Slightly Toxic
Toxic
Lung
Stomach
Bladder 
Kidneys
Large Intestine
Liver
1-2g
Pills and powder: 0.5-1g
Tincture: 0.1-1ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Expels water and resolves swelling

Edema,

Difficulty in urination and defecation, constipation

Phlegm and retained fluid

Breaks up Blood Stasis and eliminates masses

Abdominal mass, cancer

Amenorrhea due to blood stasis

Sores and boils

Kills parasites

Topically for snake bites, scabies, fungal infections, warts and melanoma

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Use only short term.
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated for those with loose stools. 
  • Contraindicated for those with constitutional weakness.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang

 

 

Anasarca.

 

 

  1. Appropriate quantity is pounded into a paste and applied topically. 
  2. It was reported that the seeds of Euphorbia had a significant effect on leukemia, esophageal carcinoma and skin cancer.
  3. For ringworm, it is applied externally.