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Euphorbia tirucalli L. (Euphorbiaceae) - The miracle tree: Current status of available knowledge

@article{Mwine2011EuphorbiaTL,
  title={Euphorbia tirucalli L. (Euphorbiaceae) - The miracle tree: Current status of available knowledge},
  author={J. Mwine and P. Damme},
  journal={Scientific Research and Essays},
  year={2011},
  volume={6},
  pages={4905-4914}
}
Euphorbia tirucalli is one of the most important tree Euphorbias known worldwide for its many uses. Endemic to tropical Africa where it often grows wild, it is usually planted for boundary demarcation but also as a live fence around compounds, shrines and kraals due to its ability to withstand extreme aridity and possession of low herbivore pressure. E. tirucalli has white latex which is vesicant and rubifacient but also known to be a remedy against many ailments. However, most of its medicinal… Expand
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