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Warning: The case of a child poisoned by the seeds is reported by Joubert et al. (1984). Nubian goats fed with this plant with 0.25 g/Kg/day-10 g/Kg/day shows liver congestion and necrosis, diarrhea, hemorrhages, edema of the lungs, hyperexcretion of fluid in serous cavities, a marked increase of glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase (GOT) in the serum, and die within 2 to 21 days (Adam SE et al., 1975). The seeds of Jatropha curcas L. are toxic due to a toxalbumine named curcin.

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