Health benefits of Medicinal plants – Milk Bush
It is a small, muscular plant which grows 6-20 ft tall. The stem and branches are thorny, with joints, round and with distinct five segments. The thorns are small, occur in pairs near the leaves on thin vertical raised lines. The leaves are 6-12 inch long, muscular, oblong and are aggregated as a group at the tip of the stem.
The plant bears green flowers which are upward facing.
Properties of Milk bush:
It is purgative, strong and promotes digestion.
The nature of milk bush is hot, sour and heavy.
It is anti-toxic in nature and treats several disorders.
Health benefits of Milk bush plant:
- Treatment for Eye pain–
Mix the ash of sweet oil in its juice and let it dry.
Use the dried powder as eyeliner.
It cures eye pain.
- Good for Psoriasis–
Mix the juice of sehund with equal amount of mustard oil.
Cook it and apply on the skin.
It is very effective in different types of skin problems, especially the psoriasis.
- Clears and melts moles-
Apply its milk on the moles and boils which develop as hard eruptions on the skin.
It melts the moles and clears the skin.
- Treats Ulcers–
Grind its leaves, Indian beech and jasmine in cow’s urine.
Make a paste and apply this on boils and ulcers.
- Aids in Intestinal worms–
Grind its root with asafoetida to form a paste.
Apply this on the stomach.
It kills the intestinal worms in children.
- Cures Toothache–
Dip a piece of cotton in its milk and then burn it.
Place this burnt cotton in the mouth on the paining tooth.
It cures toothache.
- Aids in muscle swelling-
Apply its milk on the affected area, where swelling is noticed.
It dissolves the swelling and stiffness.
- Treatment for Ear pain-
Heat its juice and put 2 drops in paining ear.
It cures the pain effectively.
- Eases Tooth extraction-
Apply its milk on the loose tooth.
The tooth immediately gets loosened and can be easily extracted.
Be careful that the milk doesn’t spill on any other tooth.
- Good for cough-
Heat its 2 leaves on fire and then crush them.
Extract the juice of it.
Mix a little amount of salt to this juice and give this to the patient.
It treats cough effectively.
In this way we saw the numerous health benefits of sehund plant. This is really an effective and medicinal plant.