The tender fruit as well as the flowers are edible. It helps to reduce body heat and cures mouth ulcers.
The whole plant with an equal quantity of leaves from the plant Solanum trilobatum are prepared as chutney and consumed for strengthening the body. Breast-feeding mothers can consume fresh whole plant for more milk production.


IT is believed to contain SILVER.


Stem is used as fodder for cattle.

Medicinal Uses

Euphorbia Hirta has been known to keep the body temperature under control and helps to keep the body cool. It cures the thirsty feeling often faced by people and increases body resistance. It also keeps the body strong.

Cracked lips

If you have cracked lips, take the milky latex of the plant and apply it on the lips. It can also be applied for all skin problems.


Make a paste of the leaves and drink it along with butter milk or a cup of milk.
It can be taken for Gastrointestinal disorders, Respiratory problems, Increasing milk for lactating mothers, Mouth infection, asthma, bronchitis, worm infestation, conjunctivitis and dysentery.


Pregnant women should not consume the herb, since it induces miscarriage.
Men who want to bear babies should not consume it, since it makes you infertile.

Flowers and tender vegetables can be cooked and eaten. It reduces body heat. If eaten raw, it cures mouth ulcers.
The whole plant can be ground with Thoodhuvalai and eaten for strength.