Jatropha curcas: A Systemic Review on Pharmacological, Phytochemical, Toxicological Profiles and Commercial Applications

Laxane, Sumit N and Swarnkar, Surendra and Zanwar, Sachin B and Setty, Manjunath M (2013) Jatropha curcas: A Systemic Review on Pharmacological, Phytochemical, Toxicological Profiles and Commercial Applications. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 4 (1). pp. 989-1010. ISSN 0975 - 8585

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Abstract

Jatropha curcas L. Barbados nut, purging nut tree, is a bush or small tree and belongs to euphorbiaceae family. This plant has been used traditionally for medicinal purposes. The plant possesses anti- inflammatory , antimetastatic, antitumor, coa gulant and anti - coagulant (dose dependent), disinfectant, antiparasitic, wound healing, insecticidal, pregnancy terminating activity and antidiarrhoeal effect. The main constituents of the plant are curcin, curcusone - B, curcain etc. Apart from this, the plant also contains toxic principle such as tetramethylpyrazine (TMPZ). In this review, effort has been made to compile all the information reported on its pharmacological, phytochemical, toxicological studies and commercial applications. This information will be helpful to create interest towards the plant and may be useful in developing new formulations, which are more effective and having more therapeutic value.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jatropha curcas; Eeuphorbiaceae; curcin; Jatropha Energy System; Bio-fuel
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacognosy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2013 05:00
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2013 05:00
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138150

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