Euphorbia ligularia Roxb., Syn. E. neriifolia L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Local name : Siju (As.)
Succulent herb with white latex; stem glabrous, jointed, obscurely 5-angled with vertical rows of tubercles bearing sharp thorns; leaves ovate-oblong, coriaceous, terminal on branches; involucres ternate, forming short, pedunculate cymes.
Distribution : Throughout the state, apparently cultivated.
Uses : Latex used in otorrhoea, asthma, piles, ringworm, carbuncle headache and as purgative; stem used in abscess, painful swelling, boils; leaves used in rheumatism, cough, influenza, malignant pustule and boils.
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