Croton tiglium

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Purging Croton
Croton tiglium - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-197.jpg
Croton tiglium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Crotonoideae
Tribe: Crotoneae
Genus: Croton
Species: C. tiglium
Binomial name
Croton tiglium
L.[1] (1753)

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

Traditional uses[edit]

C. tiglium is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it has the name bā dòu (Chinese: ). C. tiglium is known as Japaala in Sinhala and used in Sinhala traditional medical system of Sri Lanka.

Chemical constituents[edit]

Major known chemical constituents are glyceryl crotonate, crotonic acid[citation needed], crotonic resin, and the tumor-promoting phorbol esters phorbol formate, phorbol butyrate, and phorbol crotonate.

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