Jatropha - Oily but Amazing!

— feeling bloody

 

With a name that literally translates into "doctor food", it is no wonder that an experiment that involved application of Jatropha gossypifolia latex on an arm punctured with a lancet bled for 2 seconds vs. the control arm that bled for 2 minutes and 20 seconds!

 

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Source: http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/potd/2015/07/jatropha-gossypifolia.php