Euphorbia resinifera ‘Berger’
Spurge, gum euphorbia.
Key Uses:Burning pain in the bones with a weak and dislocated feeling in the limbs, and sharp, cramping pains and weakness in the jointsItching, burning skin, possibly with warts, slow-healing ulcers, or yellow blistering due to erysipelas
Origin : Native to Morocco.
Background : In classical times spurge was used as a purgative, until recognition of the danger of poisoning from an overdose led to disuse. In Europe its milky, irritant sap was used to burn off warts until the 19th century.
Preparation : The hardened, resinous sap is macerated in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : A key symptom linked with Euphorbium is burning pain in the bones, as if there are live coals in or on the bones. The limbs may feel weak and dislocated, with sharp, cramping pains and weakness in the joints.
Another classic problem treated by this remedy is itching, burning skin, possibly with warts, slow-healing ulcers, or yellow blistering. These symptoms may be due to erysipelas (a bacterial infection) on the face.
Symptoms Better : For movement; for applying oil to the affected area.
Symptoms Worse : For sitting; for touch; on beginning to move.