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Jatropha curcas - Darvanti
Darvanti is a species of Flowering plant in the spurge family. It is native to the American tropics, most likely Mexico and Central America. It is also known as Jatropha curcas, Barbados nut, purging nut, physic nut etc.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Leaves had lesser concentration of chemicals where were 1.99 % N, 0.14 % P, 1.08% K, 2.95% total carbohydrates, 12.46% protein, 2.47 mg.g-1 total chlorophyll, 0.40 mg.g-1 carotenoids, amino acids 
|Kannada||Beli oudala, Bettda haralu|
|Sanskrit||Darvanti, Kaanana Eranda|
|English||Physic Nut, Jatropha|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Alternate||Subopposite||The leaves have significant variability in their morphology. In general, the leaves are green to pale green, alternate to subopposite, and three- to five-lobed with a spiral phyllotaxis|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||2.5 cm long||Bright yellow||5 petals||10 male flowers to each female flower. The inflorescence can be formed in the leaf axil. Flowering from April to May|
|Lomentum||Fruits are produced in winter, or there may be several crops during the year if soil moisture is good and temperatures are sufficiently high||12-20 seeds||Fruiting From April to May|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Cultivation is uncomplicated. Both seeds and cuttings will work. Jatropha curcas grows in tropical and subtropical regions.