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What is spurge good for?

Last Updated: 5th January, 2020

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A Remedy for Warts
Throughout the ages, the milky sap latex of plants belonging to the spurge family has been regarded as an effective remedy against warts (including verrucas). It has also been used to treat corns and ringworms.

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Simply so, what happens if you eat spurge?

If ingested in even small quantities, spurge can cause violent vomiting and diarrhea. In larger quantities, it can cause death. This plant is perhaps less toxic than the first, depending on who you talk to. There have been no known human deaths, but there have been many reported cases of livestock fatalities.

Additionally, how do you get rid of spurge in your yard? Remove small patches. To help lessen the chances of it coming back, remove spotted spurge before it has a chance to flower and produce seeds. Small patches of spotted spurge plants can also be killed using a read-to-use lawn weed killer, like Scotts® Spot Weed Control for Lawns.

what kills spurge?

Glyphosate, 2,4-D, and dicamba containing herbicides are postemergence products available to homeowners. Glyphosate is broad spectrum and kills most plants. Dicamba and 2,4-D control broadleaf plants only and can be used to selectively kill spurge in turfgrass without harming the grass.

Does spurge die in winter?

Prostrate Spurge is an annual weed that will die over the Winter. You can also elect to Slice Seeding in the late Summer will thicken your lawn to help prevent annual weeds like Spurge from sprouting next year.

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