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Euphorbia glauca. Milkweed. Waiūatua.

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May have medicinal use - "seeing so very many species of the same genus have long been medicinally employed" (Colenso 1868a)

Put weed (kerosene tin full) in enough water for a bath, boil for an hour, strain, use for bath and for skin diseases (Poverty Bay Federation of Women's Institutes Cookery Calendar, mid-1930s.

Related pharmacology 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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Legend concerning plant in Best 1907, p233

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28 May 2007
1 July 2020
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