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Euphorbia peplus. Kaikaiatua. Milkweed.

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kaikaiatua (Adams 1945). See also names recorded for E. glauca, the native species of milkweed. 

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Kerosene tin of weed boiled and water used as a bath for skin troubles (Adams 1945).

Related pharmacology and chemistry in Brooker, Cambie and Cooper 1987.

See Riley 1994 for information on medicinal uses of related plants elsewhere in the world.

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Many allied plants are poisonous (Aston 1923b)

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28 May 2007
1 June 2020
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