Euphorbiaceae week :: Jatropha curcas

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Satish Phadke

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Mar 8, 2011, 10:50:52 AM3/8/11
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Jatropha curcas
The Bio diesel plant with flowers. Pune
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Satish Phadke

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Mar 8, 2011, 10:58:46 AM3/8/11
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Plant pictures DSCN 9712 and DSCN9718 are from different place and at different time. I am not sure whether they are same species Pl opine.
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Swagat

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Mar 8, 2011, 11:23:34 AM3/8/11
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Dear all,
 
'Jatropha curcas' is called 'Mogali Erand' 'मोगली एरंड' or Ratanjyot' 'रतनज्योत' in Marathi.
 
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Rashida Atthar

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Mar 8, 2011, 11:52:47 PM3/8/11
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Satish ji  to me all your pics look to be of  J. Curcas only. 
 
Would like to add some info. about the uses- the parts used are Leaf, Rootbark, Seed, Juice and Oil. Constituents : Seed; oi, lsugar, starch, Albumin,Caseine, inorganic matter. Oil; Jatrophic acid,Curcin, Phytosterol.
Action/uses: Seed; acronarcotic. seed & oil; purgative, internally & externally depurative & antiseptic. Leaf; lactagogue. Stem juice; haemostatic & styptic. Rootbark;stomatic, astringent. 
Used in dyspepsia,diarrhoea, to cure bleeding, spongy gum as poultice on boils. (Ref- Nature Heals pg :24).
 
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Rashida.   

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