Coral Plant • Exotic •
☘ Origin: Tropical Americas
☘ Family: Spurge, Euphorbiaceae
☘ Botanical Name: Jatropha multifida
☘ Common Name(s): Coral Plant · Coralbush · Physic Nut
Ultimately, this is one happy plant which helps brighten up the mood, and for a good luck charm.
Coral plant: Jatropha multifida has beautiful red flowers like red coral, where she earned its astonishing name the Coral plant.
You'll often see Jatropha indoors in business entrances where their fat belly caudex is said to attract prosperity, abundance, and good luck. Who doesn't need that?!
It fruits occasionally and is sometimes used medicinally, and despite the sweet and pleasant taste of its yellow fruits, they are poisonous if eaten directly. Symptoms can include vomiting and diarrhoea, cramps, numbness and paralysis in the legs and arms. Limejuice and stimulants are the best antidotes in cases of poisoning by the seeds. The plant may be used as a fish poison.
☘ Known for various medicinal uses. Its antimicrobial, anti-cancer and anti-HIV activity has been well recognized, with broad-spectrum activity.