In the present paper, 46 plant species of angiosperms belonging to 19 genera of Euphorbiaceae that occur naturally in the Tirunelveli Hills of western Ghats, India, were chosen for study. It was found that the uses of Euphorbiaceous plants by the inhabitants of this region cover a number of broad categories including food, various kinds of poisons, medicines, sundry types of oils, waxes, rubbers, varnishes, compounds for paints and other industrial products.
Jothi, G. J.; Benniamin, A.; and Manickam, V. S.
"Glimpses of Tribal Botanical Knowledge of Tirunelveli Hills, Western Ghats, India,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 14.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/14