Jatropha, Physic Nut, Buddha Belly Plant, Purging Nut

Jatropha, Physic Nut, Buddha Belly Plant, Purging NutSanskrit name: Dravanti
Botanical name: Jatropha glandulifera
Habitat: It is native to America but is grown all over the World for its therapeutic benefits.





Rasa (taste): Pungent
Virya (action): Heating
Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
Dosha (Constitution): Balances Kapha and pitta, aggravates vata

General information

Jatropha is a flowering plant is used for ornamental purpose in the household. It has many therapeutic benefits used in the holistic approach of curing diseases. The plum sized fruit is mainly used for preparing medicines. Essential oils extracted from the seeds of the fruit have antiseptic properties and is helpful in healing wounds and skin inflammation when applied externally. Jatropha is purgative in nature and is helpful in treating gastrointestinal diseases. Tender twigs of jatropha can be helpful in tooth ache and bad breath problem. Chewing tender twigs of this herb helps in strenghting the gums and bleeding gums.


No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.

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