Jatropha multifida L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 70-71

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Jatropha multifida L.
status

 

Jatropha multifida L. 

Names.

Myanmar: bein-hpo, semakhan. English: coral bush, physic nut.

Range.

Tropical and subtropical America. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Use.

Whole plant: Latex used for treating granulation. Unspecified plant part used in treatment of fractures, to improve union of bones. Decoction taken orally for fractures, external application with resin.

Notes.

Medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991) as follows: Latex from the stem is applied to skin ulcerations and wounds; the leaf is used for scabies; the seed is used as an emetic and purgative; and the seed-oil is used internally and externally as an aborifacient. Indigenous medicinal uses of this species in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India) are discussed by Dagar and Singh (1999).

References.

Forest Department (1999), Ministry of Health (2001).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Jatropha