Jatropha Tanjorensis also known as “Efo Iyanapaja,” or “ewe Americana” in Yoruba, is of central american origin, widely grown and used in the tropics of India, Bahamas and Africa. Jatropha Tanjorensis is renowned for its rich supply of blood to the body, when the juice is extracted. It also serves as vegetable in delicacies, adding nutritional value to our meals. But, beyond the blood and nutritional value of Jatropha Tanjorensis, this special plant is also renowned for its medicinal value; helping patients out of terrible ailments as well as serving as preventive therapy against known diseases hence its nickname–” hospital too far.” Some of the uses of Jatropha Tanjorensis(hospital too far) are as follows:
1. Good for curing blisters, sores and itching: Simply cut some Jatropha Tanjorensis leaves, wash in clean water and put in blender. Blend thoroughly to squeeze out sap(juice). Apply juice on blister or scar and allow to dry up. The skin will absorb the sap which is rich in protein and vitamin essential for a healthy skin.
2. Cure For Rheumatism : Jatropha Tanjorensis gives an amazing cure to the rheumatics. Those worn out joints which lack lubrication and flexibility resulting in severe pains for the rheumatics are easily treated with Jatropha Tanjorensis solution. Simply wash leaves, boil and drink regularly to benefit from its flavonoid, anti-oxide, protein and calcium content, which helps to facilitate recovery from rheumatism. Leaves can also be added to soup or stew to get desired result
3. Ease Digestion and Defecation: “Hospital too far” is a sure bet out of constipation or indigestion. Chewing Jatropha leaves helps to smoothen the process of digestion and ease the process of defecation.