Physic nut


Scientific name: Jatropha curcas

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Origin: Mexico and Tropical America

Medicinal use: The seeds contain an inedible oil, which can be used directly to supply fuel to lamps and combustion engines, or it can be transformed into biodiesel. The application of the oil of this plant in the treatment of tumors, or of the sap and infusions of the leaves as antipyretics.