Phytopharmacological activities of Euphorbia thymifolia Linn.

Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy,2016,7,1,30-34.
Published:June 2016
Type:Review Article

Phytopharmacological activities of Euphorbia thymifolia Linn.

Durai Muthumani1, Agaath Hedina2, Juveriyah Kausar2, Vijaya Anand2 and Pushpa3

1Department of Biochemistry, Kanchi Shri Krishna College of Arts and Science, Kilambi, Kancheepuram – 631 551, Tamil Nadu, India.

2Department of Human Genetics and Molecular Biology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 641 046, Tamil Nadu, India.

3Department of Microbiology, Cauvery College for Women, Tiruchirappalli – 620 018, Tamil Nadu, India.


The use of plant extracts to cure many diseased conditions has been the traditional method in many parts of the world. The plant extracts are found to be effective in their mode of action and do not cause any side effects to the patient treated. Many plants and trees are found to have various medicinal values and among all the plants found all over the world many plants are found in India. Euphorbia thymifolia is one of the many medicinal plants which have various actions like laxative, aromatic, sedative, blood purification, anti-viral, anti-helminthic, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, diuretic properties and many more. Many of the properties of this E. thymifolia are discussed in this review.