Euphorbium (aka. Resin Spurge)is a hard orange cactus resin native to Morocco that mostly appears in small pieces. The resin is provided here for historical purposes only and is not intended for burning or ingesting in any way! Euphorbium is believed to be the hottest plant product on Earth and contains a chemical called resiniferatoxin (RTX) which can causes extreme burns in handled improperly. For comparison sake: the hottest hot peppers on earth known as the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion appear around 1.6 million Scoville heat units with pure capsaicin (the chemical responsible for the heat produce in hot peppers) appearing around 16 million Scoville heat units. Pure resiniferatoxin appears at 16 billion Scoville heat units. Various medieval incense blends call for Euphorbium and claim that it has a benzoin-like quality when burned. We do not recommend using this in any way as it can cause blindness and permanent damage to mucous membranes. Euphorbium is associated with the Air element and Mars is thought to be its celestial body.
Kingdom: Group: Family: Genus: Species:
Plantae Angiosperms Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia resinifera
We are currently not aware of any additional binomial terms for Euphorbia resinifera.
Euphorbia resinifera is native to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
Common English: African Spurge, Gum Euphorbia, Resin Spurge
NOTE: The research on Euphorbia resinifera is ongoing. We do our best to provide accurate and up to date information on our products. Please expect the above information to be revised as more information becomes available. If you have further information about this species or if you wish to submit a correction to this page, please feel free to contact us here
As of 2016, we have decided to majorly simplify the taxonomic structures of the species collection. Due to the numerous systems available, and many species being disputed and in a state of flux, we feel that most of our audience will be better served with a easier to understand condensed listing.