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Cure Yourself with Ancient Aztec Herb and Plant Remedies

Groundfig Spurge - Golondrina
(Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia prostrata)
Aiton (E. chamaesyce L.)

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Description- A prostrate annual often forming mats, or sometimes partially erect where competing for light, reproducing only by seeds.

The pinkish to bright red stems have short, spreading, or curved hairs. The opposite leaves, green or purplish green, are hairless above and thinly hairy beneath, 1/8 to 1/3 inch long, with smooth or finely toothed margins. The 2 scalelike stipules, usually present at the base of the leaf stalks, are lacking or very small and inconspicuous in most species of spurge.

The tiny pinkish flowers, consisting of stamens and pistils only, are grouped into small flower like clusters. The 3-lobed seedpods are 1/16 inch or less long, hairy only on the 3 angles, the hairs short and usually stiffly spreading or lying close to the surface on some plants. The oblong seeds, about 1/25 inch long, are sharply 4-angled, and have 6 to 8 sharp cross wrinkles on each face.

Distribution- Naturalized from Tropical America, groundfig spurge is one of the worst pests in summer lawns throughout southern Arizona and Texas. Also common along paths, roadsides, cracks in sidewalks, streets, gardens, and flower beds; 100 to 5,500 feet elevation; flowering June to November.

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Golondrina Properties Used by Aztecs

Reduces inflammation of the mucus membrane of the esophagus in cases of gastritis, gastroenteritis, colitis and enterocolitis(or "coloenteritis")an inflammation of the colon and small intestine.

In the exterior, useful in reducing inflammation of the tonsils, conjunctivitis (Inflammation of the mucus in the anterior part of the eye), rectitis, vaginitis,hemorrhoids and prostatism.

Aztec Method of Use

    To lower inflammation of the mucus membrane in the digestive tube: Drink 1 cup on an empty stomach of the boiled mixture consisting of 5 to 10 grams of leaves and roots to 1 liter of water.

    Exterior Use: Boil 20 to 40 grams of leaves and roots to 1/2 liter of water.

    For the tonsils: Gargle the mixture daily.
    For Conjunctivitis: Apply mixture as an eye drop.

    For rectitis, inflamed hemorrhoids, prostatism: Use mixture as enema.

    For vaginitis: Use liquid as vaginal wash.

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CAUTION: This presentation is not a guide to the identification of plants or their use as a substitute for standard medical treatments. Many plants with medicinal properties are also toxic and frequently FATAL if taken at incorrect dosages or if not prepared in a specific fashion. We do not advocate the consumption of reputed medicinal plant products without prior consultation with your physicianor other natural plant products professional. Consult Your Physician Before Using a Herbal Remedy!


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