Coral Tree (jatropha multifida)

 

jatropha multifida


Medicinal : If the seeds be entirely deprived of their embryo, the emesis and other disagreeable sensations do not occur. The juice of the leaves acts as a rubefacient, and has been successfully employed, in the countries where the shrub grows, as a local application in rheumatic pains, in certain eruptive affections, and in piles. The oil, in the dose of 10 or 12 minims, is a cathartic, somewhat resembling croton oil in its action, though less severe. It may be used in all cases where the employment of croton oil is indicated.

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