Medicinal property, phytochemistry and pharmacology of several Jatropha species (Euphorbiaceae): a review.

@article{Sabandar2013MedicinalPP,
  title={Medicinal property, phytochemistry and pharmacology of several Jatropha species (Euphorbiaceae): a review.},
  author={C. W. Sabandar and N. Ahmat and F. M. Jaafar and I. Sahidin},
  journal={Phytochemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={85},
  pages={
          7-29
        }
}
The genus Jatropha (Euphorbiaceae) comprises of about 170 species of woody trees, shrubs, subshrubs or herbs in the seasonally dry tropics of the Old and the New World. They are used in medicinal folklore to cure various diseases of 80% of the human population in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Species from this genus have been popular to cure stomachache, toothache, swelling, inflammation, leprosy, dysentery, dyscrasia, vertigo, anemia, diabetis, as well as to treat HIV and tumor, opthalmia… Expand
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