Clearing Nut tree

The scientific name of Clearing Nut tree: Strychnos potatorum

Name of Clearing Nut tree in different languages:-

English: Clearing-Nut Tree

Sanskrit: Nirmala, Kataka, Ambuprasadah, Katah

Hindi: Nirmali

Tamil: Sillamaram, Sirungamaram, Tattan Kottei

Malayalam: Theetabaral- തെറ്റാംബരൽ

Plant description:

It is a deciduous tree, growing up to a height of 40 feet, the bark is 12 mm in thickness, color is brownish-black, rough, and corky with deep cracks. Leaves are simple, arranged opposite, estipulate, glabrous, elliptic, ovate to elliptic-ovate, base obtuse, apex acute, margin entire, glabrous and shiny, 3 to 5 nerved from the base. Flowers white, about 8.5 mm long, born in short axillary cymes, up to 8 mm long; pedicel 2 mm. Fruit is a berry, sized up to 18 mm across, with a hard pericarp, globose, black in color.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Oblong Margin-Entire Venation-parallel
 oblong  Margin_Entire

Clearing Nut tree Fruits


Useful plant parts:

Seeds, root

Medicinal uses:

To treat chronic diarrhea, gonorrhea, urinary organs, and diabetes

Chemical contents:


Clearing Nut is used as an ingredient to prepare Ayurvedic medicines like:

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