English: Semen Strychnos, Nux vomica, Quaker buttons.
Sanskrit: Vishadruma, Vishamushty
Malayalam: Kanjiram കാഞ്ഞിരം
It is a deciduous medium-sized tree found in open areas. Its leaves are dark green, hard, oppositely arranges, ovate and 10 cm in long and 7.5 cm wide, flowers are small, pale green colored and funnel shaped, fruits are hard shelled, green and it became orange when ripe, a jelly like fruit contain 5 seeds inside which are dark, flat and disk-shaped.
Useful plant parts:
To treat Blood pressure.
Highly poisonous (Nut, bark), it contains alkaloids like strychnine and brucine
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