Asthma weed or Tawa-tawa (Euphorbia hirta) Tea

Euphorbia hirta is a common medicinal plant which is used in India, Philippines, Australia, Mexico and some parts of Africa for the treatment of diseases. The whole plant of herb is used to prepare a decoction or tea. This preparation is useful in the treatment of various diseases.

This tea has anxiolytic, analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory activities.
Latin name: Euphorbia hirta, other scientific names Euphorbia pilulifera, Euphorbia capitata, and Chamaesyce hirta
Common name: Asthma plant, Hairy spurge, Garden spurge, Dudhi, Tawa-tawa, Asthma weed

Recipe of of Tawa-tawa tea

Euphorbia hirta plant (15-30 gm), Water (1000 ml)
Take Fresh whole plants of Euphorbia hirta.
Soak fresh plants in water for 2 minutes and then rinse with tap water to clean soil and dirt.
Add in boiling water and cook for ten minutes.
Leave and let it stand for 20 minutes. Filter using a strainer.

The Dosage of euphorbia tea

Drink in small amounts throughout the day.
Take this decoction for one week.

Health benefits of euphorbia tea

  • Asthma, respiratory problems, respiratory tract inflammation
  • Lung problems
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, Diarrhoea
  • Diabetes, Dengue fever
  • Can be used in the form of oral rinse to treat mouth blisters or oral thrush

Consume this tea in moderate amounts only for one week.


  1. Will try it. Thanks for the information🙏

  2. Anyone who has used this plant.. is it working

  3. Nyakatuura Bagenda Vicky

    Thank you very much for this information, please those who with arthma whobhave used it and it helped them please come out and help us because am using it but haven’t got much improvement

  4. I have started using it but l still experience the asthma, please what should l do.l need help

  5. Please who has used this leaf before to treat asthma please did it really work

  6. Am I supposed to stop drinking it after one week?

  7. Can I boil several of them and store them in bottles and drink for many days?
    Is ok for me?

  8. That really helps !
    Thank you very much!

  9. Thank you for the clarification on this wonderful herbal.

  10. thanks for the lecture I appreciate

  11. I learned about Euphorbia, how to use. Thanks.

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