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PHYTOCHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL STUDIES ON THE SEEDS OF JATROPHA CURCAS LINN. (EUPHORBIACEAE)

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PHYTOCHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL STUDIES ON THE SEEDS OF JATROPHA CURCAS LINN. (EUPHORBIACEAE)

1.1 Medicinal Potentials of Jatropha curcas Seeds

The trend of developing drugs from natural sources scientifically is not new. Most drugs are either herbal based or were developed as synthetic products from the natural sources. The use of natural/crude herbs or drugs to cure ailments is the oldest medicinal practice the world over. However, some natural plant  products  that  were  discovered  to  be poisonous were found useful as arrow poison or fishing poison (Taylor, 2000).


Critics of herbal medicine are quick to point out that many plants are toxic. Plants such as oleander and foxglove fall in this category. The use of oleander branches at barbeques is toxic to people. The plant foxglove, which is used to make cardiac glycoside medicines, is  also  toxic.  


Therefore,  recommending  these  plants  for  medicinal  purpose  is  quite unpopular. However, the use of traditional medicines in dosage ranges that have been determined by centuries of trial and error could likely be beneficial without side effects (Acharya and Shrivastava 2008).


The yew tree, Taxus, has a legendary connection to death. Its seeds, leaves, and bark are highly poisonous to humans. However, it has in recent times earned a different reputation as a potential preserver of life. 


In the 1960s, researchers working for the U.S. National Cancer Institute discovered that the bark of Taxus brevifolia, the Pacific yew, contained a toxic ingredient that could be harnessed on a cellular level to inhibit the progress of some cancers (Chiej, 1984).


It is baffling how traditional healers, without the use of elaborate equipment or any formal  schooling  can  be  so  adept  at  identifying  plants,  discern  their  uses  and  find effective remedies among the thousands of plants that surround them. 


They also manage to combine several species that may work together synergistically such that remedies could be administered at doses that cure, but kill when administered in other doses (Acharya and Shrivastava 2008).


Today there are at least 20 distinct chemical substances derived from plants that are considered as important drugs currently in use in one or more countries in the world. Many  years  ago  a  plant  chemical  was  discovered  in  a  tropical  plant,  Cephaelis ipecacuanha, and the chemical was named emetine. 


A drug was developed from this plant chemical called Ipecac which was used to induce vomiting if someone accidentally swallowed a poisonous or harmful substance. In the United States of America it has been replaced by other drugs but Ipecac can still be found in Pharmacies in many third world countries (Taylor, 2000).


In recent times researches are aimed mostly at isolating specific constituents or chemicals in plant drugs responsible for the desired pharmacological activity. Several drugs on sale today are simple synthetic modifications or copies of the naturally obtained substance. A good example of this is the plant chemical quinine, which was discovered in a rain forest tree, Cinchona ledgeriana, over 100 years ago (Taylor, 2000).


Man has been inter-twined with medicinal plants since ancient times. In fact, the use of medicinal  plants  by native  cultures  has  shaped  traditional  medicine. In  most  cases, traditional medicine is passed on orally, generation after generation (Dias et al., 2012).



1.2 Statement of Research Problem

The use of the seeds of Jatropha curcas in traditional medicine is not as common locally as other parts of the plant, although it thrives well even as a non-cultivated species of plant.  Due  to  the  scientific  and  general  knowledge  about  the  toxicity of  the  seeds, research on some of the reported potential uses of the seeds as herbal remedy is limited.



1.3 Justification of the Study

It is very important to carry out research on the seeds of J. curcas in order to have scientific basis of lending more credence to its reported potential uses in traditional medicine.



1.4 Research Hypothesis

The seed of J. curcas has significant analgesic and antimicrobial properties.


1.5 Aim and Objectives

To establish the phytochemical properties of the seeds of Jatropha curcas and provide some rationale for the analgesic and antimicrobial use of the plant by some traditional medicine practitioners. The specific objectives are:


i. To conduct an ethnobotanical survey on the seed of J. curcas.


ii. To evaluate some pharmacognostic parameters of the seeds of the plant.


iii. To carryout preliminary phytochemical analysis including thin layer


chromatographic study of the seed extract of J. curcas.


iv. To evaluate analgesic and antimicrobial activities of the seed extracts of the plant.



 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




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