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- RATANJOT (JATROPHA CURCAS) SEED Jatropha curcas is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae.At first jatropha was grown not as a commodity, but for the intrinsic value of the tree. Traditionally it is, for instance, used for medicinal purposes and the production of soap.Jatropha planted in rows forms an effective hedge protecting crops from browsing livestock, serving as wind and fire barriers Biodiesel is extracted from this seed.
- HOW TO GROW: Place jatropha seeds in cold water. Discard the smallest seeds that are smaller than kidney beans and the ones that sink, as they are not likely to germinate.Allow the rest of the seeds to soak overnight for about 12 hours. You can also remove the seeds from the water after determining which ones sink or float, then nick each of them with knife. Soaking or nicking helps improve germination rates.Fill potting bags, a planting tray or pot with a potting mix that contains soil, peat or
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Jatropha seeds are thin-shelled ones with black color. They have an oblong shape. A Jatropha seed resembles the castor seeds. It has 2 to 3 large black and oily seeds in a single seed shell.
The matured Jatropha seeds are 2 ½ cm long and they can be easily crushed to extract the oil from them. Nearly 33% of oil can be obtained by crushing the seeds. The oil of these seeds is used as a biofuel.
The Jatropha seeds are toxic hence they are not used as a food product. But they are used to prepare inedible products like biodiesel and fertilizers. The seeds are considered as toxic since they enclose toxalbumin curcin. Still, there are some non-toxic Jatropha seed varieties.
The toxic can be destroyed by roasting the seeds. Since, it contains a high percentage of cleaning oil which is used for candles, soaps and also as a biofuel product.
Biodiesel extracted from Jatropha curcas is called Jatropha Methyl Ester. The seed of physic nut Jatropha has insecticides and fungicides properties in them. The latex of the plant contains alkaloid which has anti-cancerous property.
|Dimensions||10 × 5 × 3 cm|
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