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Official name : Jatropha erythropoda Pax & K. Hoffm.
Family : Euphorbiaceae

1 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HS 38
Author(s) : Setshogo, M. P., C. M. Mbereki
Title : Floristic diversity and use of medicinal plants sold by street vendors in Gaborone, Botswana African Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology 5, 69–74. (2010) http://www.globalsciencebooks.info/JournalsSup/images/Sample/AJPSB_5%28SI1%2969-74o.pdf
Symptoms : H(006), H(199)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, tuber of Jatropha erythropoda is chopped and placed in hot water and then left to cool. Half a cup of the medicine is taken in the morning and another one in the evening until one feels the stomach problem is relieved. It can either be used alone or in a concoction with other medicines.
H(199) used to treat rash associated with sexually transmitted diseases and to cleanse the womb.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : thotamadi (Setswana)