Croton tiglium Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
purging croton

Croton tiglium, known as Purging Croton, is a plant species in the Euphorbiaceae family. C. tiglium is also called JamaalGota in Hindi and Urdu.

Croton tiglium

Medical use

Economic importance of Croton tiglium

Medicines folklore
Non-vertebrate poisons potential for wed control
Vertebrate poisons fish mamals

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; Bhutan; India - Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal; Nepal; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Celebes, Java, Kalimantan, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sumatra; Malaysia; Philippines

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4500 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (1500 ppm)
Acaricide
Formic-acid found in Seed (4000 ppm)
Acidulant
Acetic-acid found in Seed (3000 ppm)
Allergenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Analgesic
Ricin found in Seed
Anemiagenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
AntiAIDS
Ricin found in Seed
AntiMS
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Antiacne
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Antialopecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4500 ppm)
Antianaphylactic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Antiandrogenic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4500 ppm)
Antiarteriosclerotic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Antibacterial
Acetic-acid found in Seed (3000 ppm)
Lauric-acid found in Seed (250 ppm)
Anticancer
Butyric-acid found in Seed
Anticataract
Glycerol found in Seed (36000 ppm)
Anticoronary
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Antiear-wax
Glycerol found in Seed (36000 ppm)
Antieczemic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Antifibrinolytic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4500 ppm)
Antigenic
Ricin found in Seed
Antigranular
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ricin found in Seed
Antihistaminic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Antihysteric
Valeric-acid found in Seed
Antiinflammatory
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Valeric-acid found in Seed
Antiketotic
Glycerol found in Seed (36000 ppm)
Antileukemic
Ingenol-3,20-dibenzoate found in Plant
Ricin found in Seed
Antileukotriene-D4
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Glycerol found in Seed (36000 ppm)
Antiotitic
Acetic-acid found in Seed (3000 ppm)
Antioxidant
Lauric-acid found in Seed (250 ppm)
Myristic-acid found in Seed (37500 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4500 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Antisalmonella
Acetic-acid found in Seed (3000 ppm)
Antiseptic
Formic-acid found in Seed (4000 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Valeric-acid found in Seed
Antisyncopic
Formic-acid found in Seed (4000 ppm)
Antitumor
Butyric-acid found in Seed
Ingenol-3,20-dibenzoate found in Plant
Ricin found in Seed
Antivaginitic
Acetic-acid found in Seed (3000 ppm)
Antiviral
Lauric-acid found in Seed (250 ppm)
Ricin found in Seed
Apoptotic
Butyric-acid found in Seed
Arrhythmigenic
Glycerol found in Seed (36000 ppm)
Astringent
Formic-acid found in Seed (4000 ppm)
Bruchifuge
Butyric-acid found in Seed
COX-1-Inhibitor
Lauric-acid found in Seed (250 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Lauric-acid found in Seed (250 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Myristic-acid found in Seed (37500 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Candidicide
Lauric-acid found in Seed (250 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Choleretic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Co-carcinogenic
Phorbol found in Plant
Coagulant
Ricin found in Seed
Comedolytic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Convulsant
Ricin found in Seed
Corrosive
Formic-acid found in Seed (4000 ppm)
Cosmetic
Myristic-acid found in Seed (37500 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (1500 ppm)
Counterirritant
Formic-acid found in Seed (4000 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Ingenol-3,20-dibenzoate found in Plant
Dermatitigenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Emollient
Glycerol found in Seed (36000 ppm)
Expectorant
Acetic-acid found in Seed (3000 ppm)
FLavor
Formic-acid found in Seed (4000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4500 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (1500 ppm)
Valeric-acid found in Seed
Fungicide
Acetic-acid found in Seed (3000 ppm)
Fungistat
Formic-acid found in Seed (4000 ppm)
Fungitoxic
Formic-acid found in Seed (4000 ppm)
Hemolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4500 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Hypercholesterolemic
Lauric-acid found in Seed (250 ppm)
Myristic-acid found in Seed (37500 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4500 ppm)
Hyperglycemic
Glycerol found in Seed (36000 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (1500 ppm)
Hypotensive
Valeric-acid found in Seed
Immunomodulator
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Phorbol found in Plant
Ricin found in Seed
Immunosuppressant
Phorbol found in Plant
Insectifuge
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Irritant
Formic-acid found in Seed (4000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Keratitigenic
Acetic-acid found in Seed (3000 ppm)
Lubricant
Myristic-acid found in Seed (37500 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4500 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (1500 ppm)
Metastatic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Mucolytic
Acetic-acid found in Seed (3000 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Valeric-acid found in Seed
Nematicide
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Myristic-acid found in Seed (37500 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4500 ppm)
Nematistat
Butyric-acid found in Seed
Osteolytic
Acetic-acid found in Seed (3000 ppm)
Percutaneostimulant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Perfumery
Acetic-acid found in Seed (3000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (1500 ppm)
Tiglic-acid found in Seed
Valeric-acid found in Seed
Pesticide
Acetic-acid found in Seed (3000 ppm)
Butyric-acid found in Seed
Formic-acid found in Seed (4000 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4500 ppm)
Preservative
Formic-acid found in Seed (4000 ppm)
Proinflammatory
Ingenol-3,20-dibenzoate found in Plant
Propecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (185000 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4500 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (1500 ppm)
Protisticide
Acetic-acid found in Seed (3000 ppm)
Purgative
Phorbol found in Plant
Pyrogenic
Ricin found in Seed
Ribosome-Inactivator
Ricin found in Seed
Sedative
Amylase found in Seed
Valeric-acid found in Seed
Soap
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4500 ppm)
Spermicide
Acetic-acid found in Seed (3000 ppm)
Suppository
Stearic-acid found in Seed (1500 ppm)
Toxic
Formic-acid found in Seed (4000 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Valeric-acid found in Seed
Tumor-Promoter
Ingenol-3,20-dibenzoate found in Plant
Phorbol found in Plant
Ulcerogenic
Acetic-acid found in Seed (3000 ppm)
Verrucolytic
Acetic-acid found in Seed (3000 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]