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Economic Uses

Uses: Pharmaceutical, Folk medicine, Other fuel, Useful poisons, Cultivated ornamental

Production Methods: Cultivated

Comments: This species is used as an ornamental and boundary hedge. The seeds have agreeable flavor but are toxic. They contain 40-60% oil which is used for soap making. The latex and seeds are used as a strong purgative in folk medicine and the active compound has shown anti-cancer activity.


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