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Euphorbiaceae Week: Euphorbia lathyris from Kashmir: Euphorbia lathyris L., Sp. pl. 1:457. 1753 “E. lathyrus” (corr. Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1048. 1759 & Sp. pl. ed. 2, 1:655. 1762)
syn: Euphorbia lathyrus L., orth. var. 
 
Though the plant is highly posonous and an invasive weed, is often sold by nurseries to repel moles.
Often grown in pots but may soon become self sown. It is used in folk medicine as a poison, antiseptic, and a purgative. It is used as a folk remedy for cancer, corns, and warts. 
Common names: caper spurge, gopherplant, moleplant


 

Euphorbia lathyris L., Sp. pl. 1:457. 1753 “E. lathyrus(corr. Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1048. 1759 & Sp. pl. ed. 2, 1:655. 1762)
syn: Euphorbia lathyrus L., orth. var.
Though the plant is highly posonous and an invasive weed, is often sold by nurseries to repel moles. Often grown in pots but may soon become self sown. It is used in folk medicine as a poison, antiseptic, and a purgative. It is used as a folk remedy for cancer, corns, and warts.
Common names: caper spurge, gopherplant, moleplant


Yes it is Euphorbia lathyris L., disjunctly distributed in Kashmir and Darjeeling in E.Himalaya.
The seeds contain about 50 % oil, called Euphorbia oil, used for making soaps.


 

 
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