Example sentences for: jatropha

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  • The leaf decoction of Jatropha gossypifolia is used for bathing wounds [ 83 ] . The stem sap stops bleeding and itching of cuts and scratches [ 84 85 ] . The leaf bath is used for sores, sprains, rash and bewitchment in Latin America and the Caribbean [ 52 86 ] . Poultices are used for sores and pain in Trinidad [ 52 ] . These uses are similar to the ethnoveterinary use.

  • Jatropha curcas latex is applied to external wounds in Perú and Indonesia [ 77 78 ] . The leaf bath is used for rash, bewitchment and poultices for sores in Trinidad [ 52 ] . Jatropha curcas leaf and bark contain glycosides, tannins, phytosterols, flavonoids and steroidal sapogenins [ 79 80 ] . The latex contains proteolytic enzymes and provides significant cicatrizant activity (wound healing) [ 78 ] . The sap inhibits growth of Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus [ 81 ] .

  • The bark contains the alkaloid jatrophine and a lignan (jatrodien) is found in its stems [ 81 88 ] . The latex of Jatropha gossypifolia yielded two cyclic octapeptides (cyclogossine A and B) [ 85 89 ] .

  • Jatropha gossypifolia leaf contains histamine, apigenin, vitexin, isovitexin and tannins.

  • Plant species that show potential efficacy against skin conditions are Momordica , Piper , Solanum and Vernonia . Jatropha and Justicia species contain compounds with potential in wound healing.


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