Jatropha curcas

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Jat·ro·pha cur·'cas

barbados nut or physic-nut, the seed of which furnishes a purgative similar to croton oil.
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Fruits of Musa nana (Ogede wewe), leaves of Senna alata (Asunwun), Jatropha curcas (igi botuje) and Solanun aethiopicum (igi osun) are cut into pieces and pounded together and made into a fine powder.
Summary: Response Surface Methodology (RSM) was applied based on central composite rotatable design (CCRD) to optimize transesterification reaction parameters for obtaining optimal biodiesel yield from Jatropha curcas oil.
Seeds of jatropha (Jatropha curcas) are used worldwide to produce biodiesel and the oil extraction generates a high amount of waste called seed cake.
Crops irrigated with underground water will be used for beauty products such as jojoba oil - Wikimedia Commons CAIRO - 20 October 2018: Governor of New Valley Mohamed al-Zamalout allocated 2,500 feddans (2.595 million acres) to a company that will establish the largest farm in Egypt for non-traditional crops mainly jatropha curcas and jojoba.
Also, by the cultivation of Jatropha curcas plants, a large amount of biodiesel for automobiles could be produced.
However, Jatropha curcas seeds were found to be toxic to animals, such as mice [4], rats [5], chickens, [6] and carps [7].The toxicity was ascribed to the presence of toxins or anti-nutritional factors including trypsin inhibitor, lectin (curcin), saponin, phytate, and phorbol esters.
Seeds of physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.) may present an oil content of approximately 50 %, representing a promising alternative for biodiesel production (Mendonga & Laviola, 2009).