Croton Tiglium is a member of the Euphorbiaceae family. It can be found throughout Asia and China. Croton is a small shrub that has been a traditional part of both Chinese and Indian medicine. The oil from croton seeds can be used for medicinal purposes. Croton seed oil contains diterpenes and fatty oil. It is important to take the recommended daily allowance. Croton has no known interactions with other drugs. It has been used for the gall bladder as well as bowel obstruction and as a purgative.