Evaluation of anti-diabetic, anti-pyretic and anti-cancer activities of ethyl acetate extract of Jatropha curcas linn fruits

Author : Mathew George, Lincy Joseph, Reshma Pillai

The present study justify the potentials of Jatropha curcas linn plant, member of Euphorbiaceae family. The pharmacological studies revealed that Jatropha curcas linn possess wound healing, anti-tumor, anti-metastatic, anti-bacterial, larvicidal, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic activity. Jatropha curcas linn possess a number of traditional as well as medicinal uses. Jatropha is called by different names in different countries. In general it is also called as Purging tree, Physic nut, curcas nut, Rathan jyot, Barbados nut, Curcas bean, Kukui haole, Purge nut, Katamanak, Kattamanakku, Pepalam, Kadaharalu, Jepal, Kanana Randa.

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