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Herbs in our backyard - 2.Euphorbia hirta (Asthma Weed)


Euphorbia hirta,also known as Asthma weed has been found in warm and tropical regions, mostly on roadsides and wastelands, throughout the world. Asthma weed has traditionally been used in Asia to treat bronchitic asthma and laryngeal spasm, though in modern herbalism it is more used in the treatment of intestinal amoebic dysentery. It should not be used without expert guidance, however, since large doses cause gastro-intestinal irritation, nausea and vomiting.

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