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Radium Weed

61 reviews

Usually available: March to December

Life cycle: Annual
Height: 20cm
Position: Sun / part shade
Soil preference: Well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Radium Weed Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Euphorbia peplus

Radium weed is also known as petty spurge, milkweed and cancer weed. It is a small annual garden weed common throughout Australia. It has branched stems with alternate oval leaves, the yellow flowers are inconspicuous, and the stem when broken oozes a milky corrosive sap. The sap is the useful part of this plant, being used to burn off sun spots

Historically, it has been used for treatment of warts, corns and skin cancers and indeed, there is an ingredient in the sap that does cause regression of such skin lesions.

An Australian company called Peplin Biotech is conducting research and developing a gel from the sap of Euphorbia peplus as a simple topical treatment for certain skin cancers, such as basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas.

The milky sap can be applied to sunspots for 2-4 days. You do not need a lot of the sap just a drop on the area to be treated. The site will fester and be quite unsightly, followed by a scab, then fresh pink skin. Fresh aloe gel can be applied to aid healing.

Avoid contact with the eyes and internal membranes. The sap is corrosive and will burn sensitive soft tissues.

Growing Conditions

Self seeds readily throughout the garden, will grow in poor soils and difficult positions, but grows better in a well watered position in sun to semi sun.

In South East Queensland it grows better through the cooler months, in cooler southern states it will grow through summer.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

We want you to be thrilled with your purchase from us. If you are not satisfied with an item and need to return it, we're here to help.

Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

Find out more about our Returns & Refunds.

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    05/08/2021
    Wendy H.
    Australia Australia
    Radium plant

    Plant arrived protected like a newborn all wrapped and safe. So far we have managed to keep it growing.....following the clear directions. Thank you.

    LC
    03/26/2021
    Louise C.
    Australia Australia
    Radium **** Purchase

    The plants arrived in good condition and the service and communications were quick and professional. Thank you.

    CL
    02/20/2021
    Carol L.
    Australia Australia
    Great Service

    I received my plant in exceptionally quick time from ordering to receipt, and it was in great condition. After following your easy planting-out instructions, it is flourishing. Thank you Mudbrick Herb Cottage.