Contractions. - Euphorb. Eub.

Euphorbia officinarum. Nat. ord., Euphorbiaceae.

Synonyms. - E. tenella, Euphorbium polygonum.

Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 32.

Spurge. For. names: German, Wolfsmilch; French, Euphorbe; Italian, Euforbio; Spanish, Euforbio.

Habitat. - Africa.

Part employed. - The gum-resin, as imported.

Characters. - Dull, yellowish-white, friable tears of irregular shape and size, generally hollow, nearly inodorous; taste acrid and burning. The powder irritates the nose and eyes exceedingly.

Time for collecting. - September.

Preparation. - Tincture, using rectified spirit.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - Chr. Kr., iii.

Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and upwards, Tincture; Pilules, or Globules.