Botanical Name: Euphorbia Thymifolia
English Name: Snake Weed
Tamil Name: அம்மன் பச்சரிசி – Amman Pacharisi
Malayalam Name: നിലം പാല – Nela Paalai
Telugu Name: రెడ్డినే నరాలు – Reddine Narolu
Hindi Name: दूधिया – Dudhiya
Gujarati Name: Dudeli
Marathi Name: Dudnali, Govardhan
Oriya Name: Jhotikhuntian
Sanskrit Name: Dugadhika, Amampatchairaisi
Snack weeds are the annual or perennial herbs. It is the woody shrubs, or tree with the caustic, poisonous milky latex. The roots of this plant are thick or fine and tuberous or fleshy. The many species of this plant are more or less succulent, thorny, or unarmed.
The main stem of this plant is the side arms of the succulent and it is thick and fleshy. The height of this plant is 15-91 cm. This plant also has vitamin C, beta-carotene, and phenolics. It is widely used to clear the respiratory tract and used to treat asthma.
The roots of this plant are also possessed anti-emetic properties and can combat vomiting. The roots, flowers, and leaves of this plant have medicinal properties. The latex of this plant is quite poisonous and it can cause damage to the skin or other surface of the body.
Snake Weed Medicinal Properties:
- Respiration depressant
- Muscle relaxant
- Increases platelets
Snake Weed Health Benefits:
- It is used to treat skin irritation. The milk sap is poisonous so used to after clean up on the surface of the skin.
- The snakeweed flowers are used to heal eye infection.
- It is also used for the inflammations like conjunctivitis.
- This plant is also believed to cure dengue fever.
- It is also known for its anthelmintic properties, and it can be used to get rid of worms and other parasitic organisms.
- Snake Weed is also considered to boost breast milk production in lactating mothers.
- This snakeweed is used to treat venereal diseases like gonorrhea.
- The roots of this plant is helping to cure stomach pain.
- It is also used to treat dysentery, vomiting, and alleviate