A tropical plant native to Mexico shown to be effective at naturally killing bacteria

(Natural News) The jatropha (Jatropha curcas) is not limited to serving as a significant and sustainable source of biofuel. Moroccan researchers reported that the leaves of this perennial plant contain an essential oil that can kill microorganisms and scavenge free radicals. Native to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America, the jatropha has spread across the world, having been transplanted…

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