- castorbean plant (Jatropha Curcas), physic nut
FOR GAS PAINS: Using Uap (traditional medicine that is used externally), make a poultice made by grinding the leaves of castorbean plant with rice that has been soaked in water, onion, and fennel. This is put on the stomach. DIFFICULTY URINATING: A leaf is removed from the castorbean plant and a bit of the latex that is exuded is put on the navel. If the problem persists, a Loloh is made by squeezing the leaves with baked onion and salt. Hot water is added, the material strained, and administered as a drink when cool.INSTANT BANDAGE: The latex from castorbean plant is well known as a kind of instant bandage for a cut. Just pull off a leaf and let the latex drip on the wound. In a short time it will form an air tight film over the wound and protect it.
- Fred Eiseman, Usada Bali, 2001