Jatropha gossypiifolia (Linn.) is one of the
poisonous ornamentals, as well as a medicinal plant.
The shrub is native to Gujarat State (India), Central
and South America. This review study includes the
complete Botanical description, Phytochemical
constituents and Pharmacological activity and
ethnomedicinal properties of Jatropha gossypiifolia
(Linn.) plant parts. Jatropha gossypiifolia (Linn.) is a
member of the family Euphorbiaceae, which is the
largest family belonging to the Angiosperms. This plant
has been used since ages for its well-known medicinal
properties. It has been well established that the
phytochemicals are responsible for the pharmacological
properties. This review has included extensive
information regarding the various aspects of the plant.
Keywords : Jatropha gossypiifolia (Linn.), Pharmacological properties, Phytochemistry, Traditional uses.