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Purging Croton
Croton tiglium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Crotonoideae
Tribe: Crotoneae
Genus: Croton
Species: C. tiglium
Binomial name
Croton tiglium
L.[1] (1753)

Croton tiglium, known as Purging Croton, is a plant species in the Euphorbiaceae family.

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Medicinal uses

It is one of the 50 fundamental herbs of used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it has the name bā dòu (Chinese: ).

Major known ingredients are: glyceryl crotonate, crotonic acid, crotonic resin, and the tumor-promoting phorbol esters phorbol formate, phorbol butyrate, and phorbol crotonate.

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Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

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Croton tiglium

Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales
Familia: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamilia: Crotonoideae
Tribus: Crotoneae
Genus: Croton
Species: Croton tiglium

Name

Croton tiglium L.

References

  • Species Plantarum 2:1004. 1753
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. 12426
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