Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Barbados Nut (Physic Nut)
Botanical Name   Jatropha curcas
System Affected   heart, lip, skin
Properties   heart Externally: lip, skin, skin parasites, venereal disease, herpes, dressing for wounds
Description   seeda and leaves of tree
Origin   Africa
Notes   Also called: Termite Plant, Babantsi
Toxicity   strong purgative action; poisonous

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