English :Triangular spruge
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :antiquorum Linn.
Habit :Succulent shrub
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Fresh plant is crushed with water for juice. Stem crushed for decoction. Cut for latex collection.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh
Ingredients :Stem contains friedelan-3-a-ol, friedelan-3-b, 30-diol diacetate, epi-friedelanol, lupeol cinnamate, lupenone, taraxerone, b-amyrin, b-Taraxerol and antiquorin.
Ailment Treated:Plant juice is used in nervine troubles, dropsy, chest pain and constipation. Stem decoction is given in gout and dropsy. Roots are bitter, purgative, emetic, stomachic and dyspepsia. Saline extract of plant is antibiotic. Latex is applied on boils for early suppuration and healing.
Source:Cultivated as an ornamental plant and also as line fence plant.