Euphorbia Pallas (or Fisher) - a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae.
The plant has a highly developed root system, the roots winding, thick, juicy. The stems reach a height of up to 25 cm, often pubescent. The leaves are thick, have a green with a brownish tint, and their form depends on the location on the stem. Flowers plants collected in umbellate inflorescences. Blossoms in May. Fruit - trehoreshnik.
All above-ground parts of Pallas spurge milkweed.
The plant is strictly endemic. It can be found only in the Trans-Baikal region, China and Mongolia. It grows on the steppe slopes, detrital and prefers rocky soil. This plant is listed in the Red Book of the Chita region.
The history of the use of milkweed Pallas
There is a theory that this plant is the very medieval mandrake. In ancient recipe books on Tibetan medicine, prescriptions of which were used from the time of Genghis Khan, found reviews of Pallas spurge, as a laxative and anthelmintic.
Siberian healers and herbalists in ancient times, this plant treated tuberculosis, cancer and men's infirmity.
It was believed that the root of milkweed Pallas gives vitality and prolongs youth.
Used for therapeutic purposes root milkweed Pallas, which is dug in the period of withering plants.
At the root of the plant contains fitosteroidy, alkaloids, bitter glycosides, toxins, ascorbic acid, tannins, resins, saponins.
In all parts of the plant contain selenium.
The healing properties of the milkweed Pallas
Unfortunately, scientific medicine therapeutic properties of the milkweed Pallas today do not apply. Nevertheless, active research on the properties and composition of the plant. Already it research established that drugs based on plants can restore the hormonal metabolism in men, due to the presence in the plant fitoandrogenov. Established anticoagulant activity of this plant, which makes it possible to use it in the future for the treatment of patients with disorders of blood coagulation. Proved immunomodulatory properties milkweed Pallas - a plant helps to heal tissue.
The presence of selenium in the plant allows to use it to stimulate circulation. Preparations based on plants kill fungal flora and protozoa. And the presence of lactones in roots allows to inhibit the growth of tumor cells in the body.
Reviews of Pallas spurge show that he successfully used in folk medicine for the treatment of malignant tumors of various kinds, including the leukemia.
In China, doctors, thanks to the healing properties of the milkweed Pallas, cure tuberculosis, lymphatic system and bone. In Tibet, a decoction of the roots cure anthrax.
Reviews of Pallas spurge herbalists suggest that it can be used not only in diseases of the male reproductive system (infertility, erectile dysfunction, prostate adenoma, prostatitis), but also in mastopathy and uterine cancer in women.
Another indication for receiving drugs from this plant are anemia of various origins, as well as changes in the blood after chemotherapy and radiotherapy in oncology practice. The roots of plants are also used for the treatment of infectious diseases, stomach and lungs.
When lymphadenitis and lymphangitis do outside lotions from broth roots milkweed Pallas.
Side effects and contraindications
If you are hypersensitive should not take drugs from the plant. In addition, the plant is poisonous, so if possible overdose cardiac arrhythmia, diarrhea mixed with blood and vomiting.