||After Euphorbus, a Greek physician to the King of Mauritana
|| Having leaves like plants in the genus Thymus
||Pantropical and to some temperate regions
Euphorbia thymifolia is a prostrate herb commonly growing from cracks of concrete or lawns. The opposite leaves are small (not exceeding 1cm). It is common to see them having reddish stems and leaves.
The Thyme-leaf Spurge is used traditionally as a "blood purifier, sedative, haemostatic; aromatic, stimulant, astringent in diarrhea and dysentery, anthelminthic, demulcent, and laxative" (Prashant & Shital, 2013).
Habit of the Thyme-leaf Spurge growing from the concrete crack.
Flowers and fruits.
Leaves with very slight serrated margins.
ReferencesPrashant YM & Shital SP. (2013) A review on phyto-pharmacological potentials of Euphorbia thymifolia L. Ancient Science of Life, 32: 165-172.
Posted Date: 2015-01-11 / Modified Date: 2015-01-16