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Common Name: Large Spotted Spurge | Scientific Name: Euphorbia Hypericifolia

Family Name: Euphorbiaceae


Notes from the Eclectic Physicians

Notes from the Eclectic Physicians

1883: Scudder
Preparation: A tincture from the fresh plant. Dose: Tincture of Euphorbia gtt. x. to gtt. xxx., water 3iv.; a teaspoonful every hour or two hours. Specific Indications: irritation of the stomach, diarrhoea, dysentery, with evidences of irritation of mucous membranes.

Specific Uses: This remedy has been largely employed in the treatment of cholera infantum, taking the place of ipecac, but in other years it has had a better influence than ipecac. In some seasons and in some cases in other years it has not been so good. We have also employed it in the diarrhoea of adults, and in sporadic dysentery. I think it will meet the indications in some zymotic dysenteries, but it wants proving in these. It will also be found to take the place of ipecac in some cases of bronchitis and pneumonia.

1895: Watkins – EUPHORBIA PH, SP MED:
Cough, dyspnoea, sneezing, suffusion of the eyes, hay asthma. Ten drops to four ounces of water; teaspoonful every two hours.

1911: Fyfe
Intestinal irritation of infants, diarrhea when the discharges are greenish and irritating, vertigo with constipation , menorrhagia from debility.

This is a valuable agent in cholera infantum, chronic diarrhea and dysentery.

Ephorbia hypericifolia is astringent, tonic, and in very large doses, slightly narcotic.

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