The medicinal use of Jatropha curcas (Physic Nut) locally known as Botuje, Lapalapa, Zugu, Olulu -Idu.


Jatropha curcas is a medicinal plant belonging to Euphorbiaceae family. In Africa, it is locally named Botuje, Lapalapa, Zugu, Olulu -Idu among other names. it is also commonly referred as Physic Nut.

The plant’s healing properties are extracted from the seed, leaves, stem, roots, sap

The plant is used for the treatment of ringworm, eczema, scabies, fever, guinea worms, herpes, rectal enema, black tongue, whitlow, impotence, irregular menses, convulsion, smallpox
The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.

May 5, 2015 |

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