Euphorbium Officinarum

Common Names:The resinous Juice of Euphorbia Resinifera

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Euphorbium, an acrid dull-yellow or brown resin, consisting of the concreted milky juice of several species of Euphorbia, cactus-like perennial plants indigenous to Morocco. It dissolves in alcohol, ether and turpentine; in water it is only slightly soluble. It consists of two or more resins and a substance euphorbone, C20H360 or C5HI4O. In former times euphorbium was valued in medicine for its drastic, purgative and emetic properties.

 Euphorbium Officinarum in Boericke's Materia Medica

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