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Jatropha gossypifolia

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Jatropha gossypiifolia is a much-branched, somewhat succulent, deciduous to evergreen shrub growing up to 3 metres tall.

Uses

Venereal disease, Heart problems, Diarrhoea, Stomach ache, Indigestion, Thrush, Sores, Bruising, Swellings, Inflammations, Headaches.[1]

Parts Used

Leaves, Fruits, Stems.

Chemical Composition

[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Chikka kada haralu
Hindi Ratanjoti
Malayalam Chuvanna Kadalavanakku
Tamil Siria Amanakku
Telugu
Marathi
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit
English Bellyache bush


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Evergreen shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
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Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Rhizome cuttings, Stem cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

A plant of the lowland tropics, often found in coastal areas. It is found in areas of Africa where the mean annual rainfall is between 400 - 1,200mm and there is a distinct dry season.[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Savannah woodland, Riparian areas, Monsoon vine forests, Coastal foreshores.

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References

  1. Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
  2. [Chemistry]
  3. [Morphology]
  4. [Cultivation]

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