Plant Images Euphorbia hirta (Euphorbiaceae)

Euphorbia hirta
 Scientific NameEuphorbia hirta L. Family : Euphorbiaceae


Vegetative characters
Habit: Herb

Leaves:  Simple, elliptical, hairy (on both upper and lower surfaces but particularly on the veins on the lower leaf surface), with a finely dentate margin. Occur in opposite pairs on the stem.

Flowers/inflorescenceUnisexual and found in axillary cymes at each leaf node. Typically cyathium. 

Fruit: Capsules

UsesFor treating Asthma, bronchitis, Coughs, Hay fever, Tumors, Digestive problems, Intestinal worms, Gonorrhea.
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