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DEVIL’S BACKBONE (Euphorbia pedilanthus tithymaloides)

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This is an extremely durable tropical plant. It’s well suited for xeriscaping and international shipping.

U C S a01

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The root is known to be a powerful emetic. A proteolytic enzyme known as pedilanthain can be extracted from the plant’s latex, and has been shown in experiments to be effective against intestinal worms and to reduce inflammation when ingested. In 1995, a galactose-specific lectin was purified from the plant’s latex, and indications are that it might be useful in combatting diabetes mellitus.

In folk medicine, tea has been brewed from the leaves which has been used to treat asthma, persistent coughing, laryngitis, mouth ulcers, and venereal disease. Tea brewed from the root has been used as an abortifacient. The latex has been used topically to treat calluses, ear ache, insect stings, ringworm, skin cancer, toothache, umbilical hernias, and warts. None of these uses has been scientifically verified as effective. In the West Indies, a few drops of the latex is added to milk and used as an emetic.

In Peru, the plant is known as “cimora misha,” “timora misha,” or “planta magica.” It is sometimes added to drinks made from mescaline-containing Trichocereus cacti (although Euphorbia tithymaloides has no known psychoactive properties).

The fast-growing nature of the plant, coupled with its ability to grow in relatively toxic soils, had led scientists in India to investigate its usefulness as a “petrocrop”, a plant which could yield biofuel compounds for internal combustion engines.

Devil’s Backbone Data Links:
Bing Images – Dave’s Garden – Google - PubMed – USDA – Wikipedia

Citations:
Biosynthesized silver nanoparticles from Pedilanthus tithymaloides leaf extract with anti-developmental activity against larval instars of Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera; Culicidae).
Evaluation of the wound healing activity of methanol extract of Pedilanthus tithymaloides (L.) Poit leaf and its isolated active constituents in topical formulation.
Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using latex from few Euphorbian plants and their antimicrobial potential.
Larvicidal activity of some Euphorbiaceae plant extracts against Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae).
Nectar regulation in Euphorbia tithymaloides L., a hummingbird-pollinated Euphorbiaceae.
Biosynthesized silver nanoparticles from Pedilanthus tithymaloides leaf extract with anti-developmental activity against larval instars of Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera; Culicidae).
The Caribbean slipper spurge Euphorbia tithymaloides: the first example of a ring species in plants.
Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using latex from few Euphorbian plants and their antimicrobial potential.
Folk medicine in the northern coast of Colombia: an overview.

Synonyms:
Buck-thorn, cimora misha, Christmas Candle, Devil’s Backbone, Fiddle Flower, ipecacuahana, Jacob’s Ladder, Japanese Poinsettia, Jew’s Slipper, Jewbush, Milk-Hedge, Myrtle-Leaved Spurge, Padus-Leaved Clipper Plant, Red Slipper Spurge, Redbird Cactus, Redbird Flower, Slipper Flower, Slipper Plant, Slipper Spurge, timora misha, and Zig-Zag Plant. In other parts of the world, it is known as gin-ryu (Japan); pokok lipan and penawar lipan (Indonesia); airi, baire, and agia (India); aperejo (Yoruba); sapatinho do diablo (Brazil); itamo real (Puerto Rico); pantoufle (France); zapatilla del diablo (Mexico); E. angustifolia, E. bahamensis, E. jamaicensis, E. padifolia, E. parasitica, E. retusa, E. smallii.

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One Small Rooted Plant, One 10″+ Live Cutting, Ten 10″+ Live Cuttings, 100 10″+ Live Cuttings, One 12″+ Rooted Plant, Ten 12″+ Rooted Plants