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Family Euphorbiaceae
Jatropha gossypiifolia

Ye lie yan ma feng shu

Scientific names Common names
Adenoropium gossypiifolium (L.) Pohl Balautandoiong (Ilk.)
Adenoropium jacquinii Pohl Tagumbau-a-nalabaga (Ilk.)
Jatropha elegans Kl. Taua-taua (Ilk.)
Jatropha gossypiifolia Linn. Tuba-sa-budia (Bik.)
Jatropha jacquinii Baill Tuba-tuba (P. Bis., C. Bis.)
Jatropha staphysagriifolia Mill. Lansi-lansindan (Tag.)
Manihot gossypiifolia (L.) Crantz Red physic nut (Engl.)
  Belly-ache bush (Engl.)
  Cotton-leaf physic nut bush (Engl.)
  Cotton-leaved jatropha (Engl.)
Jatropha gossypiifolia L. is an accepted name. The Plant List

Other vernacular names
AMAZON: Ese eja, Wapa-wapa.
BANGLADESH: Lal bheranda, Jaljeol, Erenda, Karachuni, Kander.
BRAZILIAN: Pinhao-roxo, Peao-roxo, Batata-de-teu, Mamoninha, Piao-preto.
CHINESE: Ye lie yan ma feng shu.
CUBAN: Tuba-tuba, Tuatua.
FRENCH : Manioc à feuilles de cotonnier, Médicinier barachin, Petit médicinier, Faux manioc.
INDIA: Kammatti, Seemayavanaku, Seemayamanakku, Kattamanakku.
INDONESIAN: Jarak landi, Larak ulung.
JAPANESE: Yatorofa goshipiforia.
MALAYSIAN: Jarak belanda, Jarak china.
NEPALESE : Laal baghandi, Sajyon.
NIGERIAN: Ewe botuje pupa, Ewe lapalapa, Lapalapa pupa.
RUSSIAN: Iatrofa gessipifolia.
SPANISH: Frailecillo, Frailecito, Piñón de España, San Jean del Cobre, Túa-túa, Yuca morada,
THAI: Sabu daeng, Salot daeng, Si lot.

Jatropha derives from the Greek words "jatros" meaning doctor, and "trophe" meaning food.

Tuba-tuba is an erect, branched shrub usually less than one meter high. Petioles, leaf margins and inflorescences are covered with numerous, capitate-glandular hairs. Leaves are shining, smooth, palmately 3- or 5-lobed, 7 to 12 centimeters long, the lobes oblong-ovate and the younger leaves being purplish. Flowers are purple, small, borne on cymes. Capsules are usually 3-lobed, about 1 centimeter long.

- In waste places at low altitudes in Amburayan; in Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Rizal Provinces in Luzon; and in Biliran, Leyte, Negros, Cebu, and Mindanao.
- Native of tropical America.
- Now pantropic.

- Roots yield a very toxic alkaloid, jatrophine, 4 %.
- Stem yields an active principles, a glucoside and a resin.

- Reported to contain psychoactive substances: protease curcain, the alkaloid jatrophine, the cyclic heptapeptide, cyclogossine A, saponins and numerous fatty acids.
- Latex yielded a new cyclic octapeptide, cyclogossine B, together with the known cyclic heptapeptide, cyclogossine A.
- Study of ethanol extract of leaves yielded the presence of phenols flavones, glycosides, steroids, alkaloids, and quinines. Quantification yielded 3.35 mg/kg of alkaloids, 3.60 mg/kg flavonoids, 0.22 mg/kg tannins, and 0.12 mg/kg glycosides. Elemental analysis yielded high level of calcium (3.89%) and iron (85 ppm). HPTLC confirmed the presence of alkaloids, quercetin and fraxetin. GC-MS analysis yielded p-cymene, fumaric acid, 12-octadecanoic acid, 1-heptadecanol and yashabushiketol. (see study below) (15)
- Study of leaves for major inorganic constituents yielded 2.09% moisture, 2.49% organic carbon, 1.21% nitrogen, 3.02% potassium, 0.05% sodium, 3.89% calcium, 3.06% magnesium, 2.09 ppm zinc, 0.40 ppm copper, 85.19 ppm iron, 50-56 ppm manganese, and 0.02 ppm molybdenum. (see study below) (15)
- Methanol and ethanol extracts yielded alkaloids, phenols, steroids and glycosides.
- Various extracts of leaves yielded saponin, tannin, flavonoid, organic acid, glycosides, diterpene, alkaloids, steroids, xanthoprotein, and starch.
- Study of leaf essential oil for volatile components yielded main constituents of sesquiterpenoid germacrene D-4-ol (23.3%), hexahydrofarnesylacetone (15.4%),
δ-cadinene (7.7%), tetradecanal (6.8%) and cubenol (6.1%). (23)
- Proximate analysis of J. gossypiifolia leaf yielded crude fat 6.36%, crude protein 14.80%, carbohydrate 34.18%, ash 9.38%, crude fiber 10.31%, moisture content 24.97%, caloric value 253.16 kcal/100g. (24)
- GC-MS analysis of leaf ethanol extracts yielded 18 compounds with lanosterol (32.47%) and (-)-globulol (18.96%) peak areas. (32)
- GC-MS analysis of methanolic extract of leaves yielded 34 phytoconstituents. Major constituents identified were 1-Monolinoleoylglycerol trimethylsilyl ether (9.58%); 2, 4-heptadienal (E,E) (6.77%); carotene, 1,1’,2,2’-tetrahydro- 1,1’-dimethoxy (4.92%); ergosta-5,22-dien-3-ol, acetate (4.59%); lanosterol (31.8%) and stigmasterol (2.07%). Cardenolide and bufadienolide derivatives and various fatty acid derivatives like docosanoic acid, 1,2,3-propanetriyl ester; 9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid, triolein etc. also reported in GC-MS analysis. (36)

- Studies suggest hemostatic, wound healing, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, insecticidal, antidiarrheal, antioxidant, anticancer, anti-plasmodial, anti-acetylcholinesterase properties.

Parts used
Leaves, roots, latex, bark, seeds.


- In Nigeria, young leaves used in making soup. (see nutrient analysis above) (24)
- In the Philippines, cataplasm of fresh leaves is applied to swollen breasts.
- In Venezuela, roots are used in leprosy; decoction of leaves used as purgative and stomachic.
- Latex used on ulcers.
- Latex topically used for treatment of wounds and venomous animal bites. Seeds and fruits used for treatment of influenza; also used as sedative, analgesic, and anti-diarrheal. (48)
- In Antilles, leaves are used as febrifuge for intermittent fevers.
- Decoction of bark used as emmenagogue.
- Leaves applied to boils and carbuncles, eczema and itches.
- In the Gold Coast, leaves and seeds used as purgative.
- Leaves are boiled and used as baths for fevers.
- Juice used for sores on babies' tongues.
- In the Gold Coast, the pith of old, thick stems yield a yellowish, brown substance which is placed in a clean cloth and squeezed into the nostrils, causing the patient to sneeze and cure the headache.
- Decoction of leaves used for venereal disease and as blood purifier.
- Seeds contain an oil which is purgative and emetic.
- Used to treat snake bites.
- Oil from the seeds used for leprosy.
- The Madoerese used the roasted seeds as purgative.
- In Bangladesh, bark decoction used as emmenagogue. Leaves used as purgative; applied to boils, eczema and itches. Sap from leaf petioles mixed with molasses to treat dysentery. Seed oil used for skin diseases, but reported to cause insanity. Regular brushing of the teeth with twigs help prevent teeth and gum disease. (19)
- In Nigeria, used in the treatment of ringworm, malaria, tumors, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and dysmenorrhea. (24)
- In Trinidad, leaf decoction is used for bathing wounds; poultices used for sores and pain. Stem sap used to stop bleeding and itching of cuts and scratches. Leaf bath used for sore, sprains, rash, and bewitchment in Latin America and the Caribbean. (42)
- Illuminant: Seeds contain 36% oil; used as an illuminant in Africa.

- Fire barrier / Magical powers: In Africa, swaths are planted around villages as fire barriers. Also believed to protect against lightning, snakes and violence.

• Toxins:
Red physic nut contains toxins in the seeds, sap and other tissues which could be fatal to humans. Although, poisoning cases are rare, the use of seeds in herbal medicine should be avoided.

Hemostatic / Procoagulant:
A study investigating the coagulant activity of J gossypifolia stem latex as a hemostatic agent showed it to have procoagulant activity through precipitation of coagulant factors. (2)
Hemostatic / Safety Studies: The efficacy of stem latex in stopping bleeding from the nose, gums, and skin has been established. Study on the safety of the stem latex on Wistar albino rats showed no adverse effects on liver, kidney and bone marrow functions.   (8)
Anti-Inflammatory / Analgesic: Study of the methanolic and petroleum ether extracts of Jatropha gossypifolia showed greater anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities compared to standard drugs, indomethacin and diclofenac. The methanolic extract showed more activity than the PE extract in the treatment of pain and inflammation. (3)
Hepatoprotective: Study showed J gossypifolia with strong hepatoprotective action against carbon tetrachloride induced hepatic damage in rats. Petroleum ether extracts showed maximum protectivity.   (4)
Antibacterial / Leaves: Study on ten human pathogens showed methanol and ethanol extracts of leaves of Jatropha gossypifolia to have antimicrobial activity against S. typhi, S. aureus and P. aeruginosa. Phytochemical screening revealed phlobatannins and tannins in the methanol extract of JG. (5) Solvent extracts of leaves exhibited considerable antibacterial activity against Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli. (21)
Insecticidal / Leaves: Extract from senescent leaves of J. gossypifolia had significant toxicity against Spodoptera litura. (8) Leaf extract showed insecticidal activity against second instar of Spodoptera exigua. (9)
Analgesic / Neuropharmacologic / Anti-Diarrheal / Fruits / Leaves: In vitro study evaluated a methanol extract of fruits. Results showed highly significant analgesic activity by acetic acid induced writhing inhibition test. It showed significant sedative effect and highly significant anxiolytic activity. It also showed highly significant anti-diarrheal activity. (12) Study of methanolic extract of leaves of J. gossypiifolia showed highly significant (p<0.001) analgesic activity with inhibitions of writhing response, significant (p<0.05) sedative effect in the hole cross test, and highly significant (p<0.001) anxiolytic activity in the hold board test, and highly significant (p<0.001 anti-diarrheal activity in castor oil induced diarrhea. (25)
Antimicrobial / Anti-Inflammatory / Bark: Study evaluated J. gossypifolia bark extracts for antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory potential. The methanol extract showed prominent antimicrobial activity. Both methanol and petroleum ether extracts significantly reduced carrageenan-induced paw edema in rats. (13)
• Antioxidant / Phytochemical Content: Study evaluated the phytochemical composition and in vitro antioxidant potential of J. gossypiifolia. Ethyl acetate extract of J. gossypiifolia showed high vitro antioxidant activity by DPPH radical scavenging assay. Presence of high levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and manganese on elemental analysis of leaves suggests a potential natural source of essential micronutrients. (see constituents above) (15)
• Anti-Inflammatory / Membrane Stabilization Method / Leaves: Study evaluated the anti-inflammatory activity of aqueous and alcoholic extract of leaves by in vitro HRBC membrane stabilization method. The aqueous extract at 200 µg/ml showed significant activity when compared with standard drug Diclofenac. (16)
• Anticoagulant / Antioxidant / Leaves: Study evaluated the anticoagulant and antioxidant activities of J. gossypiifolia leaves. A crude leaf extract showed significant anticoagulant activity in aPTT test, with no activity noted in PT test, suggesting preferential activity toward the intrinsic and/or common pathway of coagulation. No effect was seen in the fibrinolytic system. The residual aqueous fraction showed significant antioxidant activity in all models tested. Results suggest a potential new source of bioactive molecules. (17)
• Antioxidant / Cytotoxicity on HeLa Cell Line: Study for antioxidant potential showed an IC50 of >250 mg/mg by nitric oxide scavenging assay and 25.33 mg/ml by reducing power assay. It showed significant in vitro cytotoxity activity on HeLa cell lines. (18)
• Anticarcinogenic Against Cypermethrin-Induced Genotoxicity / Leaves: Study evaluated the protective effect of methanolic extract of Jatropha gossypiifolia leaves against Cyp-induced genotoxicity in rats using alpha-lipoic acid (α-LA) as standard drug. The ME of leaves showed potential to ameliorate Cyp-induced genotoxicity in mice. Toxicological testing showed the extract to be safe at the investigative doses. (22)
• Nutrient Potential of Leaves: Study of leaves of J. gossypiifolia showed a substantial amount of nutrients: proteins, carbohydrates, fibers, vitamins (C, E, and K), and minerals. Secondary metabolites such as alkaloids, carotenoids, phenolics, flavonoids, tannins and sterols were present in appreciable amounts. Study suggests consumption of J. gossypiifolia in sufficient amount can contribute greatly to human nutritional requirement. (24)
• Wound Healing / Roots: Study evaluated the wound healing potential of various ointment preparations from root extracts of J. gossypifolia. Results showed significant (p<0.01) increase in breaking strength of incision wounds. In diabetic rats, the methanol and aqueous extracts exhibited extraordinary wound healing capacity and elevated hydroxyproline content. Increased hydroxyproline content signify increased collagen deposition in wounded tissues as evidenced from histopathology. (26)
• Local Anesthetic Activity: Study evaluated the local anesthetic activity of aqueous and methanolic extracts of J. gossypiifolia by plexus anesthesia in frogs. Results showed significant local anesthetic activity which could be attributable to the presence of alkaloids, tannins, and resins. (27)
• Antidiabetic / Roots: Study evaluated the antidiabetic activity of successive extracts of roots of Jatropha gossypiifolia in an alloxan induced diabetic mice model. A methanol extract showed significant reduction in plasma glucose, followed by the aqueous extract. (28)
• Purgative / Antipyretic / Leaves: Study of ethanolic and acetone extract of leaves showed significant antipyretic and purgative activities. Phytochemical screening yielded primary metabolites such as sugars, amino acids, proteins and chlorophyll and secondary metabolites like alkaloids, flavonoids, and tannins. (29)
• Piscicidal / Anti-AChE Activity / Apigenin / Latex: Study of latex powder and apigenin from Jatropha gossypiifolia plant showed strong piscicidal and dose-dependent anticholinesterase (anti-AChE) activity on fish Channa punctatus. The inhibition of the enzyme may be through activation of protein kinase C. (30)
• Jatrophone / Cytotoxic Diterpenes / Stem Bark: Study of two Jatropha plants: J. gossypiifolia and J. curcas yielded three diterpenes: jatrophone from the stem bark of J. gossypiifolia and curcusone B and jatropholone A from stem barks of J. curcas. Jatrophone from J. gossypiifolia showed better anticancer potency than curcusone B and jatropholone A from J. curcas against HeLa and WiDr lines, and better than anticancer standards, Tamoxifen and Doxorubicine. (31)
• Antihyperglycemic / Antihyperlipidemic: Study of J. gossypiifolia methanol extract in STZ-nicotinamide induced diabetic model showed antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic activities as evidenced by a significant increase in HDL and decrease in creatinine, triglycerides, total cholesterol and VLDL, along with a significant decrease in liver function parameters such as SGOT and SGPT and significantly increased liver glycogen content. (33)
• Antiophidic / Snake Venom Inhibition / Leaves: Study evaluated the antiophidic properties of Jatropha gossypiifolia. An aqueous leaf extract was able to inhibit enzymatic and biologic activities induced by Bothrops jararaca snake venom in vitro and in vivo. The inhibition of myotoxic action of B. jararaca was almost 100%. The antiophidic activity may be due to an inhibitory action upon snake venom metallo-proteinases (SVMPs) and/or serine proteinases (SVSPs), including fibrinogenolytic enzymes, clotting factors activators, and thrombin-like enzymes. (34)
• Antiemetic and Gut Modulatory Activities / Validation of Folkloric Use: An ethanolic extract of Jatropha gossypifolia showed significant antiemetic potential (p<0.05) against different emetogenic stimuli, when compared to chlorpromazine. The extract exhibited spasmogenic effect when applied to isolated rabbit jejunum. Atropine blocked the spasmogenic effect while spasmolytic effect was observed, suggesting involvement of muscarinic receptor activation. H. gossypifolia caused relaxation of high K+ induced contraction and shifted Ca++ concentration response curve to the right similar to verapamil, thus confirming Ca++ channel inhibitory activity. Results provide pharmacological validation of antiemetic and gut modulatory (spasmogenic and spasmolytic) activities validating its folkloric use. (35)
Acute Toxic Effects on Fish and Mice: Study evaluated the possible toxic effects and mortality caused by crude latex and compound apigenin from leaves of J. gossypifolia on freshwater snakehead fish, Channa punctatus and Swiss albino mice Mus musculus. Against C. punctatus, toxicity was both time- and dose-dependent, while in mice, toxicity was only study dose-dependent with much higher LC doses. (37)
• Antibacterial Against Human Pathogens / Leaves: Study evaluated the antibacterial activity of aqueous and ethanol extract of various plant parts of J. gossypifolia using disc diffusion method. The extracts were active against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Leaf extract were more effective against S. aureus. (38)
• No Visceral Histopathological Alterations / Air-Dried Leaves: Study evaluated the histopathological alterations in male Wistar rats treated with ethanol extract of air dried leaves of J. gossypifolia, given daily for 30 days at doses of 62.5, 1225, and 250 mg/kg doses. Results suggested J. gossypifolia probably has no deleterious effect on the visceral organs (kidneys, livers, and hearts) in male rats. (39)
• Jatrophone / Anticancer Activity / Hepatocellular Cancer Cell HepG2 / Stem Bark: Jatrophone isolated from the stem bark of J. gossypifolia. Study evaluated the cytotoxic effect of Jatrophone against against human liver cancer cell line He[G2 1886 using MTT assays. Results showed cytotoxic potency against liver cancer cell line GepG2 1886 with IC50 of 3.2 µM. Jatrophone also showed IZZC50 values of 8.97, 5.13, and 2.5 µM against human colon cancer line WiDr, cervix cancer cell line HeLa and stomach cancer AGS, respectively. Jatrophone showed better anticancer activity against liver cancer cell line HepG2 than standard anticancer drugs such as sorafenib and ATO (Arsenic Trioxide). (40)
• Hypoglycemic / Flavonoids: A chromatographic fraction administered intraperitoneally in mice reduced glucose by 42% in a mouse model of T2DM. A flavanone was purified from the active fraction. Study a flavanone purified from an active fraction, with previously reported activity of stimulating in vitro glucose uptake in a concentration dependent manner. Study indicated extracts of J. gossypifolia enhance glucose uptake in cultured myotubes and adipocytes and also improve glucose tolerance in an in vivo model. (41)
• Exacerbation of Potassium Bromate-Induced Clastogenicity, Hepatotoxicity and Lipid Peroxidation / Leaves: Study investigated the anti-clastogenic and hepatoprotective effects of ethanolic leaf extract of J. gossypifolia in potassium bromate-induced toxicity in rats. Results showed the ethanolic leaf extract may not have a protective role against chromosomal and liver damage in KBrO3-induced toxicity, and, in fact, may have complicating effects. (43)
• Genotoxic Potential of Latex: Study evaluated the toxic, cytotoxic, and genotoxic effects of the latex of J. gossypifolia using Allium cepa as test system. The latex showed significant decrease in root mean growth value as well as mitotic index. Concentrations of 1.25, 2.5 and 5 mL/L induced significant chromosome adherences, C-metaphases and/or chromosome bridges, as genotoxic effects. Results caution that its used for medicinal purposes may be harmful to humans especially if ingested. (44)
• No Effect on Erythrocyte Osmotic Fragility: Study investigated the effect of an ethanolic extract of plant on erythrocyte osmotic fragility in male Wistar rats. Results showed the ethanol extract probably has no significant effect on erythrocyte osmotic fragility in male rats, vis-a-vis. it is probably ineffective in the treatment of hemolysis. (45)
• Antiplasmodial / Leaves: Study evaluated the in vivo antiplasmodial effect of ethanol extract pf J.  gossypiifolia leaves and fractions in Plasmodium berghei infected mice.   Phytochemical screening of leaves yielded saponins,  tannins, phlobatannins,  alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoids,  and cardiac glycosides. The fractions exhibited  moderate to good prophylactic and curative activities, with the ethyl acetate  showing the best activity in both test models. Results suggest the leaf extract and fractions are safe and possess antiplasmodial activity, which confirm its folkloric medicinal use. (46)
• Anticancer Diterpenoid / Root Bark: Study evaluated the anticancer activity of root extract of J. gossypifolia.  Phytochemical analysis isolated a new diterpenoid along with four well-known compounds. The new compound showed  proliferation inhibitory activity against A-549 human cancer cell line. (47)
• Platinum Nanoparticles / Antibacterial / Leaves: Study reports on the green synthesis of platinum nanoparticles using Jatropha gossypifolia and J. gaundulifera leaf extracts. The platinum nanoparticles showed good activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria. (49)
• Antihyperlipidemic Effect of Tannins in Nicotinamide Induced Diabetes: Study evaluated the anti-diabetic and anti-hyperlipidemic activity of isolated tannins from methanolic extract of J. gossipyfolia in streptozotocin-nicotinamide induced diabetic male wistar rats. Results showed anti-diabetic and anti-hyperlipidemic effect in tannin treated rats. (50)


Updated January 2022 / August 2019 / May 2018 / September 2013

IMAGE SOURCE: File:Jatropha gossypifolia MS4240.JPG / Marco Schmidt / 2004 / Creative Commons Attribution/ Wikimedia Commons
OTHER IMAGE SOURCE: Jatropha gossypifolia / Drawings by Dr. C. D. Laros / Universiteit Utrecht Botanic Gardens
OTHER IMAGE SOURCE: Jatropha gossypifolia / illustration / Hendrik van Rijgersma / Botanical History, Department of Phanerogamic Botany / Swedish Museum of Natural History

Additional Sources and Suggested Readings
Jatropha gossypiifolia L. red physic nut /
MECHANISM OF ACTION OF JATROPHA GOSSYPIFOLIA STEM LATEX AS A HAEMOSTATIC AGENT / Taofeeq Oduola, Ganiyu Oyebola Adeosun et al / Eur J Gen Med 2005; 2(4):140-143
Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Activity of Jatropha gossypifolia in Experimental Animal Models / B B Panda, Kalpesh Gaur, M L Kori et al / Global Journal of Pharmacology 3 (1): 01-05, 2009
HEPATOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF JATROPHA GOSSYPIFOLIA AGAINST CARBON TETRACHLORIDE- INDUCED HEPATIC INJURY IN RATS / Bipin Bihari Panda, Kalpesh Gaur et al / Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Volume 2, Issue 1, January- March,2009
Antimicrobial Effect of Tithonia diversifolia and Jatropha gossypifolia Leaf Extracts / A O Ogundare / Trends Applied Sci. Res., 2: 145-150, 2007 / DOI: 10.3923/tasr.2007.145.150
Cyclogossine B, a Cyclic Octapeptide from Jatropha gossypifolia / Catherine Auvin-Guette, Carine Baraguey et al / J. Nat. Prod., 1997, 60 (11): pp 1155–1157 / DOI: 10.1021/np970197h
Use of Jatropha gossypifolia stem latex as a haemostatic agent: how safe is it? / T. Oduola, G. B. Popoola, O. G. Avwioro, T. A. Oduola, A.A. Ademosun and M. O. Lawal / Journal of Medicinal Plants research Vol. 1 (1), pp. 014 - 017, August 2007
Insecticidal activity of Jatropha gossypifolia L. (Euphorbiaceae) and Cleome viscosa L. (Capparidacae) on Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Toxicity and carboxylesterase and glutathione-S-transferase activities studies / P / howichit S, Buatippawan S, Bullangpoti V. / Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci. 2008;73(3):611-9.
Efficiency of Jatropha gossypifolia L. (Euphorbiaceae) Against Spodoptera exigua HÜbner (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae): Toxicity and its Detoxifying Enzyme Activities / Nutchaya Khumrungsee, Vasakorn Bullangpoti and Wanchai Pluempanupat / Science Journal Volume 37, Supplement, 50-55, 2009
Sorting Jatropha names / Authorised by Prof. Snow Barlow / Maintained by: Michel H. Porcher / MULTILINGUAL MULTISCRIPT PLANT NAME DATABASE / Copyright © 1997 - 2000 The University of Melbourne.
Jatropha gossypifolia / Vernacular names / GLOBinMED
Study of pharmacological activities of methanol extract of Jatropha gossypifolia fruits / Apurba Sarker Apu, Faruq Hossain, Farhana Rizwan, Shakhawat Hossan Bhuyan, Maima Matin, A.T.M Jamaluddin / Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 2013, Vol 4, No 1, pp 20-24 / DOI: 10.4103/0976-0105.109404
EVALUATION OF ANTIMICROBIAL AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITIES OF BARK OF JATROPHA GOSSYPIFOLIA / Purohit MC* and Purohit Reena / World Journal of Science and Technology 2011, 1(10): 01-05
Jatropha gossypiifolia / Synonyms / The Plant List
PHARMACOGNOSTIC STUDIES ON LEAF OF JATROPHA GOSSYPIFOLIA L. / Saishri, N. Ravichandran, V. Vadivel * and P. Brindha / International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research
Anti-inflammatory activity of leaves of Jatropha gossypifolia L. by hrbc membrane stabilization method /
Yerramsetty Nagaharika, Valluri kalyani, Shaik Rasheed, Ramadosskarthikeyan / Journal of Acute Disease. 2013; 2(2): pp 156-158 / https://doi.org/10.1016/S2221-6189(13)60118-3
In vitro anticoagulant and antioxidant activities of Jatropha gossypiifolia L. (Euphorbiaceae) leaves aiming therapeutical applications /
Juliana Félix-Silva, Thiago Souza, Rafael Barros Barros Gomes Camara, Bárbara Cabral, Arnóbio Antônio Silva-Júnior, Ivanise Marina Moretti Rebecchi, Silvana Maria Zucolotto, Hugo Alexandre Oliveira Rocha, Matheus de Freitas Fernandes-Pedrosa / BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Dec 2014; 14:305
Comparative phytochemical investigations and in-vitro pharmacological studies of two medicinal species of Jatropha from South India / T H Nazeema and Girija / European Journal of Experimental Biology, 2012, 2(2): pp 421-426
Jatropha gossypiifolia / Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh
Analysis of the Phytochemical Content of Jatropha gossypifolia L. / Vijayta Saini, Dr. Renu Mishra, Sikha Mandloi, Nishi Yadav / Chemical and Process Engineering Research, Vol.35, 2015
Analysis of the Phytochemical Content and Anti-microbial Activity of Jatropha gossypifolia L. / Ruchi Seth* and Renu Sarin / Archives of Applied Science Research, 2010, 2 (5):285-291
Anticarcinogenic effect of alpha-lipoic acid and Jatropha gossypifolia leaves against cypermethrin-induced genotoxicity in rats / Opeyemi O. Faokunla, Oluseyi A. Akinloye, Regina N. Ugbaja, Abideen I. Adeogun / Journal of Medicinal Plants for Economic Development, 2018; Vol 2, No 1
Volatile constituents of Jatropha gossypifolia L. grown in Nigeria / Sherifat A. Aboaba, Muritala A. Adebayo, Isiaka A. Ogunwande, Tajudeen O. Olayiwola / American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products, 2015; 2(4): pp 8-11
Phytochemical and Nutritional Status of Jatropha gossypifolia Leaves / Faokunla Opeyemi, Akinloye Oluseyi Adeboye, Ugbaja Regina Ngozi & Adeogun Abideen Idowu / Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR) Vol 3, Issue 4, 2017
Evaluation of Analgesic, Neuropharmacological, and Anti-Diarrheal Potential of Jatropha gossypiifolia (Linn.) Leaves in Mice / Apurba Sarker Apu, Kazi Ireen, Shakhawat Hossan Bhuyan, Maima Matin Md, Faruq Hossain and Farhana Rizwan / J. Med. Sci.,12(8): 274-279 / DOE: 10.3923/jms.2012.274.279
EVALUATION OF WOUND HEALING POTENTIAL OF JATROPHA GOSSYPIFOLIA LINN. ROOT EXTRACTS IN NORMAL AND DIABETIC RATS / Harneet Singh, Surendra Kr. Sharma / International Journal of Phytomedicine, Vol 5, No 3 (2013)
Local Anesthetic Activity of Jatropha gossypifolia L. on Frogs. / Rasheed S. K, Kunapareddy S, Karthikeyan R. / Biomed Pharmacol J, 2012; 5(2) / http://biomedpharmajournal.org/?p=2572
PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND ANTIPYRETIC, PURGATIVE STUDIES OF JATROPHA GOSSYPIFOLIA / Murugalakshmi. M*, Mari Selvi. J, Vallimail. M, Anitha Pushpa Rani. J and Thangapandian V / World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol 3, Issue 7: 1127-1135
Piscicidal and Anti AChE Activity of Medicinal Plant Jatropha gossypifolia (Family-Euphorbiaceae)
/ Bhunesh Pratap and Ajay Singh / World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences, 2013; 5(4): pp 367-372 / DOI: 10.5829/idosi.wjfms.2013.05.04.73218
CYTOTOXIC POTENCY OF DITERPENES FROM JATROPHA PLANTS / SAHIDIN, YAMIN, SAHTA GINTING, MARIANTI A. MANGGAU / International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol 5, Issue 3 (2013)
DETERMINATION OF PHYTOCOMPONENTS BY GC – MS IN LEAVES OF JATROPHA GOSSYPIFOLIA L. / Bharathy V, B. Maria Sumathy and F Uthayakumari / Science Research Reporter, Oct 2012; 2(3): pp 296-290
ANTIHYPERGLYCEMIC AND ANTIHYPERLIPIDEMIC ACTIVITY OF JATROPHA GOSSYPIFOLIA METHANOLIC EXTRACT IN STREPTOZOTOCIN-NICOTINAMIDE INDUCED DIABETIC RATS / Issac Praveen Kumar, Ishan Malhotra, Sujatha Sundaresan, Alwin Dev / Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Nov 2017; Vol 10, Issue 11
Aqueous Leaf Extract of Jatropha gossypiifolia L. (Euphorbiaceae) Inhibits Enzymatic and Biological Actions of Bothrops jararaca Snake Venom / Juliana Félix-Silva, Thiago Souza, Yamara A. S. Menezes,Bárbara Cabral, Rafael B. G. Câmara, Arnóbio A. Silva-Junior, Hugo A. O. Rocha, Ivanise M. M. Rebecchi, Silvana M. Zucolotto, Matheus F. Fernandes-Pedrosa  / PLOSone / https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0104952
Folkloric uses of Jatropha gossypifolia in emesis and gut motility disorders: Pharmacological validation / Musaddique Hussain, Shahid Masood Raza and Abdul Majeed / Bangladesh J Pharmacol., 2015; 10: pp 864-869
GC-MS Analysis of Bioactives of Jatropha gossypifolia Linn. Leaves / Sapna Saini, Sanju Nanda, Anju Dhiman / Journal of Pharmaceutical Research / DOI: 10.18579/jpcrkc/2018/17/1/119382
Acute toxic effects of Medicinal Plant Jatropha gossypifolia on non- target Fish and Mice Pratibha Singh* and Ajay Singh
/ Pratibha Singh and Ajay Singh / Wudpecker Journal of Agricultural Research, Nov 2012; 1(10), pp. 433 - 438
Bioefficacy of Crude Extracts from Jatropha Gossypifolia against Human Pathogens/ Vishnu Sharma, Tarun Kumar Kumawat, Ruchi Seth and Anima Sharma
/ International Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering Research, 2013; 4(4): pp 401-406
Visceral Histopathological Alterations in Rats Treated with Ethanol Extract of Jatropha Gossypifolia (POHL) / Oyedeji K. O., Akinbiyi Promise, Oni James, Obisesan Abiola / J. Pharm. Sci. & Res.. 2018; 10(5): pp 1027-1029
Anticancer Activity of Jatrophone an Isolated Compound from Jatropha Gossypifolia Plant Against Hepatocellular Cancer Cell Hep G2 1886 / Sukohar Asep, Herawati Hening, Sari Gema P, Setiawan Gigih, Morfi Chicy Widya, and Sahidin / Biomed Pharmacol J 2017;10(2). / http://biomedpharmajournal.org/?p=15434
Evaluation of the Hypoglycemic Effects of Flavonoids and Extracts from Jatropha gossypifolia L. / Sergio Granados, Norman Balcázar, Alis Guillén and Fernando Echeverri / Molecules 2015, 20: pp 6181-6193 / doi:10.3390/molecules20046181
Medicinal and ethnoveterinary remedies of hunters in Trinidad / Cheryl Lans, Tisha Harper et al / C Complementary and Alternative Medicinevolume 1, Article number: 10 (2001)
Ethanolic Extract of Jatropha gossypifolia Exacerbates Potassium Bromate-Induced Clastogenicity, Hepatotoxicity, and Lipid Peroxidation in Rats / Somade Oluwatobi / Afribary.com
Genotoxic potential of the latex from cotton-leaf physicnut (Jatropha gossypiifolia L.) / Pedro Marcos de Almeida, Silvany de Sousa Araújo, Maria Aparecida Marin-Morales, Ana Maria Benko-Iseppon, Ana Christina Brasileiro-Vidal / Genet. Mol. Biol.. Jan-Mar 2015;  38(1) / http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-475738120140162
Effects of Ethanol Extract of Jatropha gossypifolia (Pohl) on Erythrocyte Osmotic Fragility in Male Wistar Rats / Oyedeji K.O., Awoyinka Diekola, Oshatimi Abayomi / Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res., Nov-Dec 2015; 35(1) Art 28: pp 155-157
Evaluation of the in vivo antiplasmodial activity of ethanol leaf extract and fractions ofJatropha gossypifolia in Plasmodium iberghei infected mice / Onyegbule F A, Bruce S O, Okoye P C et al /   Medicinal Plants Research / ISSN:  1996-0875 /  DPI: 10.5897JMPR
Isolation and characterization of a new anticancer diterpenoid from Jatropha gossypifolia /  A Falodun,  Qui Sheng-Xiang,  S  Gibbons /  Pharmaceutoca; Chemistry Journal, 2012; 25: pp 636-639 /
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11094-012-0693-4
Jatropha gossypifolia L. and its biologically active metabolites: A mini review /Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2019;  Vol 234: pp  108-203 /  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2019.01.022
An Eco-friendly Approach for Synthesis of Platinum Nanoparticles Using Leaf Extracts of Jatropha gossypifolia and Jatropa glandulifera / U. Jeyapaul, and their Antibacterial Activity / U Jeyapail, Mary Jelastin Kala,  A John Bosco,  Prakash Piruthviraj  and M Easuraja / Oriental Journal of Medicine, 2018; 34(2): pp 783-790 / ISSN:  0970-020X
Tannins of Jatropha Gossypifolia exert Anti-Hyperlipidemic effect in Streptozotocin -Nicotinamide induced diabetic rats / Praveen Kumar Issac, Sujatha Sundaresan et al / European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018; Volume 5, Issue 02: pp 607-614 / ISSN: 2349-8870

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