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Radium Weed

51 reviews

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

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

Find out more about our Returns information.

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    JC
    09/20/2020
    John C.
    Australia Australia
    Radium ****

    It did not make it. You said Thursday would be too late and that's when it arrived. Was not dead but not enough energy to survive. Got some from a local farmer and it's much healthier.

    A
    08/22/2020
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    Radium ****

    Delivered quickly and in first class condition. Will buy from them again.

    A
    08/06/2020
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    Excellent customer service

    very friendly and helpful with our purchase, made time to give advice on how to grow our seedlings

    M
    08/06/2020
    Margie
    Australia Australia
    Great service

    Great prompt service. Really easy website and plants arrived very quickly and in great shape. I’m excited to have found you!. Cheers Margie

    A
    07/17/2020
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    Radium ****

    Very pleased with my purchase, arrived promptly and safely very carefully packaged and good quality plant.