Euphorbia cyparissias
Euphorbia cyparissias


Euphorbia cyparissias is a plant native to Europe and Mediterranean areas. It contains a milky white liquid that is toxic when touched or consumed.

Euphorbia cyparissias also contains chemicals that might cause cancer.

Despite serious safety concerns, some people use Euphorbia cyparissias for constipation, toothache, warts, corns, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Don't confuse Euphorbia cyparissias with Euphorbia hirta. These are not the same.
When taken by mouth: Euphorbia cyparissias is unsafe. The plant contains a poisonous white milky liquid and chemicals that can cause cancer, burning in the mouth, vomiting, and diarrhea. Both fresh and dried products are unsafe.

When applied to the skin: Euphorbia cyparissias is unsafe. It can cause rash, burning, and blisters.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Euphorbia cyparissias is unsafe when taken by mouth or applied to the skin while pregnant or breast-feeding. Avoid use.


There is interest in using Euphorbia cyparissias for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
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Dosing & administration

Euphorbia cyparissias contains a milky white liquid that is poisonous. Taking Euphorbia cyparissias by mouth or applying it to the skin is unsafe.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Euphorbia cyparissias interacts with any medicines. Before taking Euphorbia cyparissias, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods. has licensed monographs from TRC Healthcare.
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