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Jatropha Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
English Name
Physic Nut, Leprous Tree
Botanical Name
Jatropha Curcas
Hindi Name
Pahari Erand, Jangli Arandi, Danti Badi
Chinese Name
Ma Feng Shu
Homeopathic Name
Jatropha Curcas   -   Mother Tincture

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Jatropha Cures


Action of Jatropha

Nutrients in Jatropha

Combines With

Taste of

Parts Used

Leaves, Seeds, Oil

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Jatropha

Prolonged and excessive intake of Jatropha may cause :
Abdominal Pain

Children are highly susceptible to Jatropha Poisoning. Strictly avoid giving Jatropha to kids.

The side effects are real and serious. There should be no delay in seeing a doctor, in case you suffer from any of the symptoms given above.
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Jatropha is a flowering plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in subtropical and tropical climate.
It grows up to 6 M.
Best used for Gingivitis, Skin Problems.


Grown In

Common Names

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Materia Medica for Jatropha

Single Herb

Jatropha for Wounds

Apply fresh latex of Jatropha on your Wounds. It helps to heal them fast.

Jatropha for Skin Diseases

Use latex of Jatropha as an ointment over damaged Skin.

Jatropha for Gum Diseases

Use leave decoction of Jatropha as Mouth wash.

Jatropha for Scabies

Make a leave decoction of Jatropha. Wash your infected Skin with it.

Jatropha as Maturant

Grind Jatropha leaves to make paste. Apply it over Abscess.

Jatropha as Galactagogue

Heat few leaves of Jatropha. Tie them in a piece of cloth. Use it as poultice on your Breast.

Jatropha as Purgative

Roast 3-4 Jatropha seeds. Take them with lukewarm water.

Jatropha for Insufficient Breast Milk

Jatropha poultice is good to increase milk supply. Heat 3 to 4 Jatropha leaves. Put on breast and bandage.
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Queries on Jatropha
24 Oct 2016
how many percent npk ratio in jatropha seed
oil % in jatropha seed
npk ratio in husk of jatropha seed
Vicenta Botha
22 Mar 2019
I believe it’s a shame on me if i don't share this story of how I escaped death as a result of HIV. I was never sick but only went for routine medical checks when the news of being HIV was broken to me and instantly I went blank and speechless for more than 30 minutes because to me HIV is death sentence. I went into search for cure and prayer section without solution even as I refused ARV drugs for about 3year 9months until I began to feel sick and down with diarrhea that I rushed to hospital and started using ARV. A confidant showed me a magazine where doctor White was said to cure HIV I extracted his number and wrote him watsapp: (+2349091844595) Haven written doc. WHITE he asked I keep calm, pay for the medicines, use the medicines exactly as prescribed by him and he will guarantee me a cure. he also requested some of my personal information and address to enable him fill a medical form for me and send the medicines after preparation.
Ssekitoleko Twaha
06 May 2019
What was the cure sir?
Intact my mother is having the same problem!
24 Oct 2016

24 Oct 2016
Samuel nunoo ( Ghana-accra )
22 Dec 2016
22 Dec 2016
Samuel. Why do you want to give this tea to children?
What is the age of the child?
What is the problem that needs to be taken care of? Let us know the answers to these questions .
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Guy Seabrook ( South Carolina, USA )
27 Dec 2016
Is Jatropha Leaf Extract effective in controlling, mold, algae, mildew & bacteria on surfaces?

What are health benefits for intenal use?

How can I order seeds?
Jhonny samera ( Ksa )
17 Feb 2017
what is the benefit of a boling leaves of jatropha in a pregnant mom
20 Feb 2017
Dear Jhonny Samera
Jatropha leaves effects has contradictive evidence. It can develop the fetus in pregnant women but it also induces an abortion and may lead to death.
Better is that you should avoid its use and clarify us about what kind of Disease you want to cure.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Patrick Omoit ( Uganda )
20 Feb 2017
Am in Uganda and Jatropha plants are grown where can I get market for the seeds.
Kirabo Angel
10 Jun 2019
Patrick pliz how can I reach you
Abdullahi ( Nigeria )
12 Mar 2017
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Abdullahi ( Nigeria )
12 Mar 2017
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13 Apr 2017
Sorry, You need to ask an expert in this subject.
Sandy ( Philippines )
10 Apr 2017
Hi. Can the leaves of jatropha be boiled and drink? Cure for back pain. Please help
13 Apr 2017
Yes, you can drink it. This herb acts as a strong pain killer. You can have it to suppress your back pain. But, please note, it is not a permanent cure for back ache. For that you will have to share other symptoms as well .
Also, please share if you ever have experienced a back injury .
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Mrs.Sindhu Arunkumar ( India )
21 Apr 2017
Is there any herbal treatment available for chicken pox . My 3 year old twin have got affected with chicken pox.
Randeep Matra ( India )
02 May 2017
Please, let the disease take its course. DO not try to interfere it.
Your babies would be okay in time. It is a bad idea to try interrupt, when your child is already affected and so many days have already passed. By 6th or 7th May, he/she would be okay. Do not worry. Or, talk to your family doctor about it.
Hassana ( Nigeria )
25 Apr 2017
please my sister of 38 years ate jathropha roasted seeds immediately she got a reaction of vomiting, stooling and weakness is the the seed that dangerous need a reply as soon as possible. thanks
Ritwik Man ( India )
02 May 2017
Please visit a doctor. The herb did not suit her or might have been taken in excess.
There should be no delay in seeing a doctor now. She needs medical aid, Hope she gets okay.
08 May 2017
yeah she is better now thanks, the doctors said she took the seeds in excess. so others be aware
29 Jun 2017
Pls how can I use Jatropha to ease my knee pains. I have had the pains for about two weeks now and I have just been using a balm which has not helped. I just heard about Jatropha and I want to know if it can help and how.
Many thanks. My name is Osome (Nigeria ).
01 Aug 2017
What is your age ?
Do you have any history of knee injury ?
Did you get yourself diagnosed by a doctor ?
Is the pain only whne you walk, or is it all the time, does it get better when you lie down ?
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
28 Jun 2019
pls Doc,Guday sir, pls clear me how best way to prepare red jotropha leave for HIV cure,permanent cure sir,pls sir explain more to me on d best preparation
Dr. Thomas
02 Jul 2019
Jatropha herb is not a sure source for treating HIV. You can try the following:
1. Have Nigella Sativa ( Black Seeds ). Take 2 teaspoons of Black seeds and make a concoction. Take it twice daily for 6 months. 2. Add Drumsticks to your diet. It will help you get relief from symptoms of HIV. Have it two times in a day.
3. Take lots of Vitamin C, which will increase your body's immunity against antibodies.
4. Take Echinacea capsule, daily for 15 days. It will also improve your immunity. All the best. Hope you get well soon!
Bridget ( Nigeria/Lagos )
24 Aug 2017
Can physic nut be used for family planning?
Samuel Zuze ( Malawit )
21 Oct 2017
My mum had been feeling hot on her feet for more than 6 months. Will taking jatropha be effective and what part? How to process it
Madeline ( Grenada, West Indies )
08 Dec 2017
will it help for someone with a foot ulcer.....they have had it a couple of years....it gets better and then opens up again after a couple of months? how to use?
Salaudeen ( Nigeria )
12 Feb 2018
Please where can I get Jatropha seed for planting purpose
Brite ( Nigeria )
21 Apr 2018
Can Jatropha cure pile ?
Assiamah kwadwo ( Ghanaian )
08 May 2018
Is jatropha curcas use to treat hapititis b?
Ahmed Adewoyin
10 Aug 2018
Yes. Add 2 tsp of stem exudates of jatropha c. with equal measures of jaggery ( soaked extract of okro boiled with sugarcane extract. Watch how jaggery is made on YouTube) and natural honey and mix. Drink at least, 2 times daily for 9-12 days and bid farewell or bid good riddance to bad hepatitis B. It also cures E.coli.
Please let's help humanity with our knowledge before we die and go with it.
Vikash ( U P )
10 May 2018
Is jatropha stalk use for brushing teeth will help
to cure of cancer cyst .
Paul Anim ( Ghana Accra )
21 May 2018
Am Paul from Ghana
My grand paa is suffering from prostate. May I know if seed of Jatropha can be used to cure him and how ?
2. Can this plant be used to cure prolapse of the rectum ? and which part of the Jatropha is used and how . Thank you
Michael ( Ghana, Accra )
02 Sep 2018
Can Jethropha be used to cure glaucoma and how or any remedies for glaucoma
Lusekelo Ndile ( Zambia )
30 Sep 2018
I am from zambia can jatropha help to cure aids and permanent and if not which herbal can be replaced for art
Brighton (Zambia)
28 Oct 2018
Hi Lusekelo, yes it can be used to Cure AIDS based on the available research I have come across. I have gotten the right Jatropha plant at home and am currently researching on how best to make the herb. So far I got a recip of how to prepare it however they will be need to have a few HIV infected people take it to see its effectiveness. You can get in touch with me and see how we help each other. Contact me on 0979663536.
Abdulhanan y
25 Jul 2019
Okay I’m in Ghana want to take part in the treatment
Sandra (Uganda)
10 Jun 2019
Can I plant this jetropha at my home. How do I get the seedlings
28 Jan 2019
You call me i missed your call and forgot to save your line.
Samson ( Nigeria )
04 Oct 2018
I'm from Nigeria can jetropha helps to cure asthma especially wheezing at night
Abosede ( Nigeria / Ondo state )
12 Oct 2018
Pls can Jatropha curcas cured hepatitis B and C? Have been using drugs but no improvement. Please am in need of your help. Thanks
Robert ( Zambia )
16 Oct 2018
Is jatropha help to cure anal fusure? if yes explain to me is now 6moths. 2,What typ of diseases cain jatropha roots works.
Brighton ( Zambia )
28 Oct 2018
How are you Dr. Could you kindly share the method of preparing the Jatropha herb for curing HIV.
John ( Nigeria )
23 Nov 2018
Pls can Jatropha leaves cure diabetes? If yes, how is it use. Thank you
Layo ( Nigeria/lagos )
09 Dec 2018
Is jathropha seed save to use while breasfeeding
Riyoo ( India )
17 Mar 2019
Please include the family of the plant..
Bukky Adesegha ( Nigeria/Lagos )
12 Apr 2019
Can jatropha be used to treat kidney disease
Kingsley Essel ( Ghana )
28 May 2019
Please why are you not replying to how to treat HIV with Jatropha,does it mean you guys are living when you said it inhibits HIV with low effect cytotoxicity?please tell us the Gospel truth so we know why we are on your sight..deos it treat HIV and how?thank you
Tevin Moeti ( Botswana )
21 Jun 2019
know about Jatropha herb
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