Its annual or perennial plants are cultivated or grown wild in forests at height of 600 ft. the oil extracted from its seed’s kernel is an excellent purgative. It is a beneficial herb for dermatoses and is also analgesic. It can be used as a medicinal herb to cure constipation and other gastric disorders. In the case of piles and fistula in the anus, cooked seeds soften the stool and relieve the misery. In addition to its medicinal value it is also nutritive. It is of two types – red and white. Also some trees produce large seeds and some small. The oil from the large seeds is used for burning that from small seeds is used in medicines.