biennial herbaceous plant, of about one meter tall, with root axonomorfa. The stem is erect, fistulous, holds ramifications only at the apex. The leaves are opposite, Decus, lanceolate, wide at the base, with the margin smooth. The inflorescence is an umbel provided three to five radios, or lanceolate bracts ACORAZONADO or oval. The flowers are male and
: the first is made up of long stamens, while the women have an ovary at the top of the male flowers. Both have flowers engages in the form of
chalice flared. The fruit is
capsule containing seeds trilocular smooth oval dark and rough. Comes from southern Europe and East Asia and
Seeds, latex. Seeds chemical resin, oil fixing of palmitic acid, stearic and oleic. Latex: euforbona, resin, gallic acid, malic, acetic.
How to use:
As of seed yields
laxative oil on his drastic action that is no longer used. The resin of this kind
not yet been studied in depth and is
to substitute for their properties, to curare. Sometimes the latex
been used as
with negative results due to
lever action that unfolds.