*The chemical present in it was the "hydrocyanic acid" , considered poisonous but easily dissipated by heat.
*The scientific name for it was "Manibot Utilissima Crantz"
*Yes , it can be used as medicine . It can be antiseptic for wounds . It also heal skin rashes. But in some countries like example in the
#West Tropical Africa = compress of powdered leaves used for fevers and headaches.
#Cambodia = pounded tubers used for ulcerated wounds
#Nigeria = Used in the treatment of ringworm,tumor, sores and abscesses.