Family: Euphorbiaceae - Spurge family
Growth Habit: Tree
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Monsagij
Tribal Name: Reng (Bawm)
English Name: Indian spurgetree
A small tree. Stems cylindrical with pairs of stipular spines from tubercles. Leaves alternate, fleshy, glabrous, oblanceolate. Flowers in involucres, 3-together in cymes, bisexual.Fruit capsule.Seed coeci. Frequent in the hilly areas.
Extract prepared from warmed leaves is taken twice daily for the treatment of diabetes. Leaf extract mixed with salt is taken in asthma and bronchitis (Bawm).
Euphorbia neriifolia L.
Throughout Bangladesh in fallow lands.
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