||After Euphorbus, a Greek physician to the King of Mauritana
||Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp
||Hairy Spurge, Asthma Plant
Euphorbia hirta is a very common prostrate herb in lawns and scrublands. The oppositely arranged leaves are somehwhat rhomboid and serrated. Between each pair of leaves is a dense cluster of tiny flowers and fruits.
The Hairy Spurge has numerous pharmacological properties, including anti-asthmatic, anti-oxidant, anti-malarial, and anti-bacterial properties (Kumar et al., 2010).
The Hairy Spurge, a ommon weed of lawns.
Each pair of leaves has a cluster of flowers and fruits.
The leaf is serrated and somewhat rhomboid.
Flower and fruit clusters.
ReferencesKumar S, R Malhotra & D Kumar. (2010) Euphorbia hirta: Its chemistry, traditional and medicinal uses, and pharmacological activities. Pharmacognsy Review, 4: 58-61.
Posted Date: 2013-06-21 / Modified Date: 2015-01-16