Jatropha per Ton


The plant Jatropha curcas, in the local language also termed “lapalapa funfun”, is used in the South Western and Middle Belt regions (Nigeria) as live fences. Extracts from the root and rootbarks are used for medicinal applications.Jatropha  also provides seed oil and is currently extracted from Jatropha oil to replace renewable diesel fuel.


 Jatropha curcas is traditionally used to treat bacterial and fungal infections or febrile diseases, muscle pain or jaundice. It is also used for obtaining new drugs through the identification of active ingredients to eliminate pathogens or inhibit signs and symptoms of human and veterinary diseases.


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