Strychnos nux-vomica L.

Family : Loganiaceae

Local name : Kuchila, Kachula-bih (As.)

Medium sized tree, often armed with short axillary spines; leaves broadly elliptic, obtuse or acute, entire, glabrous and shining; flowers greenish white in terminal short-peduncled compound cymes; berry globose, orange-red when ripe; seeds flat, clothed with fine silky hairs.

Distribution :    Rare, found under cultivation.

Uses : Seeds used in allergy and toothache.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam