Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Genus : Caesalpinia
Species : bonducella (Linn.) Flem
Common Name
English Name : Fever nut
Hindi Name : Kuberakshi
Manipuri Name : Tinshibi
Other Details
Habit : Straggling spiny shrub
Parts Use : Seed, Bark and Leaf
Preparation : Seed crushed with water for paste.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Kernals contain a, b, g and s-caesalpins, caesalpin F and a homoisoflavone and bonducellin.
Ailment Treated : The paste obtained after rubbing the seeds on stone surface is given to children to cure fever and excessive body temperature. Root bark is febrifuge, expectorant, anthelmintic, and stomachic. Leaves are emmenegogue, febrifuge, intestinal worms and fevers. Seeds are bitter, astringent, thermogenic, anodyne, anthemintic and liver tonic.
Source : Wild grown in hilly areas and at foothills. Occasionally cultivated in valley areas.