Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. Ex Klotzsch from Mexico. This plant is grown as an ornamental plant in the yard and garden. Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. Ex Klotzsch found at 1-1400 m above sea level, but to get the bright colors of leaves, is more suitable if planted at an altitude of 600 m above sea level. Grew up with 1.5 to 4 m high has a woody stem, branching, and gummy like milk. Single leaf, stemmed, young leaf stalks are colored red and green after the old, lying scattered. Leaf blade ovate to elliptic shape, which generally have 2-4 large indentations, the tip and tapered base, 7-15 cm long, 2.5 to 6 cm wide, and the bottom has fine hair. Compound interest in a typical arrangement called cyathium, out of the end of the shaft. Cyathium each dealing with a large protective leaf, red or yellow color. Cyathium height 1 cm, green with a large gland, on the side of the abdomen orange-yellow color. Stalk red orange juice. Fruit fruit box, 1.5 cm long, green when young, and old brown after. Round and brown seeds. Red tree has many varieties that come from Europe. This plant is a favorite house plant during Christmas, because it leaves light-colored flowers.
Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd composition of. Ex Klotzsch:The leaves contain alkaloids, saponins, fat, amylodextrin. Rods contain saponin, sulfur, fat, amylodextrin, formic acid, and starch.
Curable Disease with Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. Ex Klotzsch:Bitter taste, its cool, toxic. Efficacious as stimulating vomiting, normalize the menstrual cycle, stop the bleeding (hemostatis), accelerate the healing of broken bones, relieve swelling, and launched the release of milk (galaktagog).
Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. Ex Klotzsch is a medicinal plant poisonous. The sap is very irritating, if the skin often cause small blisters (vesicles). If used as a medicinal drink, causing vomiting and diarrhea. Be careful using this plant as a medicine, do not exceed recommended dosage.