Red Physic Nut
Jatropha gossypifolia
Uses: Medicinal/Poisonous! Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 11+)
When to Sow: Anytime Ease of Germination: Easy
(Bellyache bush; Babantsidze) Attractive small bush with glossy red leaves revered for its for spiritual properties. It is believed to suppress fire which may explain why it is often planted around shrines or around homes for protection, particularly against lightning. It is used to treat fevers caused by evil spirits and is used in purification rituals performed on the 40th day after the death of a spouse. It is also believed to protect against poisonous snakes and violence. In traditional medicine it is used for inflammation of the tongue, headache, diarrhea, veneral disease, skin sores, and cancer. The seeds are toxic and should not be used internally. Easy to grow.
  S4479-100 Seeds 8 seeds
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Currency: United States Dollar

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