Euphorbia hirta L. 

Family : Euphorbiaceae

Local name : Gakhiroti-bon (As.)

Common annual hispid herb with milky latex; stem with swollen nodes; leaves opposite, oblong-lanceolate, sub-sessile with oblique base; inflorescence cyathium, crowded, in axillary peduncles; flowers unisexual, monoecious; fruits capsules.

Distribution : Common as weeds in damp, shady waste places.

Uses :  Whole plant used in jaundice and dysentery; leaves used in conjunctivitis.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam