Jatropha curcas L. 

Family : Euphorbiaceae

Local name : Bhot-era (As.)

Large shrub with bark peeling off in thin white flakes; leaves alternate, ovate with cordate base, 3 - 7 lobed; flowers yellowish-green, monoecious in terminal cymes; fruits capsule, sub-globose.

Distribution : Common throughout the state.

Uses    :  Roots used in gout; bark and stem used in pyorrhoea.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam