Preferred Scientific Name; Jatropha gossypiifolia .. IATGO (Jatropha gossypifolia) The genus Jatropha belongs to the tribe Jatrophieae of. Flowering class: Dicot Habit: Shrub Distribution notes: Exotic. Jatropha gossypifolia is used in folkloric system to manage emesis and gastrointestinal motility disorders such as constipation and diarrhea. The present study.

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Sreenivasa Rao and Raju reported J. Popular medicinal uses of Jatropha gossypiifolia L.

Other botanical information Jatropha comprises about species, mainly in warm temperate regions and seasonally dry tropics. Prospects for the biological control of bellyache bush, Jatropha gossypiifolia.

In the second group, plasma protein was precipitated by 0. The methanol and n-butanol extracts of unripened seeds of J. Even if high mortality of seedlings occurs under relatively dry conditions, sufficient recruitment for re-infestation of treated sites and expansion of infestations may occur in the absence of follow-up control activities. Table of Contents Alerts. Guide to the naturalized and invasive plants of Eastern Africa, [ed.

Seed dispersal occurs initially via dehiscent capsules that are gosssypifolia of catapulting seeds as far as 13 m Bebawi and Campbell, a ; although in dense infestations most seeds fall close to the parent plant.

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In the laboratory, feeding by adult jewel bugs completely destroyed seeds of J. Constituents of the seeds of Jatropha gossypiifolia. A Geographical Atlas of World Weeds. Flora of Tropical East Africa. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensejatrophq permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A leaf extract showed significant activity as an anticoagulant for haematological analyses. Weeds of natural ecosystems: Western Australia maroon leaf bellyache bush biotype.

Jaropha Tropical Botanical Garden, 2: The application of the stem sap was reported to stop bleeding and itching of the cuts and scratches [ 67 ]. In this context, it is important to conduct studies to evaluate the phytochemical constitution of these extracts.

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This Euphorbiaceae -related article is a stub. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Based on this, Mariz et al. The study database included original articles, theses, books, and other reports that preferentially had been judged for academic quality peer-reviewedcovering several aspects of the vegetal species botany, phytochemistry, traditional uses, pharmacology, or toxicologydating from first scientific report to Novemberwithout language restriction.

This hypotensive effect could be attributed to its vasorelaxant action, since it produced concentration-dependent relaxant effect in rat isolated endothelium-deprived mesenteric artery precontracted with norepinephrine or calcium. Title Katherine green leaf biotype. Small scattered infestations occur in central Queensland, particularly in the Fitzroy catchment Csurhes, ; Barron, In East Africa and Asia all Jatropha gossypiifolia plants are referred to as var. In the field in north Queensland, the time to first flowering averaged 74 days in cleared areas, days in rocky sites, and days in grazed pastures Bebawi et al.

Stem cuttings are most vigorous and root best using IBA, although rooting also occurs without this hormone.

Jatropha gossypiifolia (bellyache bush)

Leaf extract of J. It is also widely distributed throughout the tropics as an ornamental, and was probably distributed by Portuguese seafarers via Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau to other countries in Africa and Asia. In the first category. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Distribution Top of page J. Dehgan found that short days result in production of more male flowers, while gosssypifolia days caused either a drastic increase in or total change to female flowers.


In Ghana the leaves are used as a purgative, and the leaf sap is applied to the tongue of babies to jagropha thrush and to inflamed tongues of adults.

Castor oil or castor bean has considerably larger leaves which grow cm across sometimes larger with 7 to 9 pointed lobes with serrated edges compared with deeply divided lobes with sticky denticulate edges covered with extra-floral nectaries of J.

Compendium of specific germination information and test recommendations. Ocampo R, Balick MJ, High densities of Jatropha gossypiifolia plants reduce flowering and fruiting.

The seeds are rich in toxalbumins that cause agglutination and hemolysis to erythrocytes as well as damage to other cell types and contain a lipoid resin complex that can cause dermatitis [ 312]. Means of Movement and Dispersal Top of page Seed dispersal occurs initially via dehiscent capsules that are capable of catapulting seeds as far as 13 m Bebawi and Campbell, a ; although in dense infestations most seeds fall close to the parent plant. Different parts of this plant, such as leaves, stems, roots, seeds, and latex, are used in different forms of preparation infusion, decoction, and maceration, among othersby different routes and forms oral, topical, baths, etc.

The stem habit is sympodial and apical dominance is absent because branching occurs at reproductive maturity and thereafter at subsequent flowering episodes.