Definition of Jatropha urens

1. Noun. A stinging herb of tropical America.




Medical Definition of Jatropha urens

1. A species of South America; the macerated fresh leaves are used as a rubefacient and stimulating poultice; the seeds furnish a purgative oil. (05 Mar 2000)

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Jatropha curcas
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Jatropha glandulifera
Jatropha stimulosus
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Literary usage of Jatropha urens

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1. Notes by a Naturalist on the "Challenger": Being an Account of Various by Henri Nottidge Moseley (1879)
"... to save a fall it is not at all improbable that one lays hold of a vigorous plant of jatropha urens, which can show no quarter even if it had the will. ..."

2. Publication by Field Columbian Museum (1902)
"jatropha urens Linn. Chay. Chaya. Climbing 40 feet. Commonly cultivated at Izamal, producing the edible Chay of the market (604). ..."

3. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1877)
"jatropha urens. jatropha urens. (The most poisonous plant known.), Natural order, Euphorbiaceae. Authority. Kew Gardens Quarterly Rev., Dec. ..."

4. Dermatitis Venenata: An Account of the Action of External Irritants Upon the by James Clarke White (1887)
"A decoction applied to the skin causes irritation and vesication. According to Piffard, it produces severe swelling of the face. jatropha urens. ..."

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