- What other names is Euphorbia known by?
- What is Euphorbia?
- How does Euphorbia work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Euphorbia.
Euphorbia is used for breathing disorders including asthma, bronchitis, and chest congestion. It is also used for mucus in the nose and throat, throat spasms, hay fever, and tumors. Some people use it to cause vomiting.
In India, it is also used for treating worms, severe diarrhea (dysentery), gonorrhea, and digestive problems.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Hay fever.
- Digestive problems.
- Intestinal worms.
- Other conditions.
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When taken by mouth, it can cause some side effects such as nausea and vomiting.
Don't touch the fresh herb. It can cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to take euphorbia by mouth if you are pregnant. There is some evidence that it might cause the uterus to contract, and this could cause a miscarriage.
Stomach or intestinal problems: Euphorbia can irritate the stomach and intestines. Don't use it if you have a stomach or intestinal disorder.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011