Awa kege

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Genus : Jatropha
Species : curcas Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Physic nut
Hindi Name : Bagbherenda
Manipuri Name : Awa kege
Other Details
Habit : Glabrous shrub
Parts Use : Leaf, Seed, Oil and Stem
Preparation : Leaf crushed with water for extract.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Plant contains fatty acid compositions of the oil, myristic, palmitic, stearic, arachidic, oleic, and linoleic acid.
Ailment Treated : Leaf extract is used in tooth-ache and promoting lactation. Stem latex is applied to ulcers, boils, skin sores and in rheumatism. Seeds are purgative, aphrodisiac, thermogenic, digestive, tonic, anthelmintic and depurative. The yellow oil obtained from roots has an anthelmintic action. The oil from the seeds possesses pungative properties and useful in paralysis.
Source : Wild/cultivated as line fence plant.

Awa kege
Awa kege