The Scientific name of White emetic nut: Gardenia gummifera
Name of White emetic nut in different languages:-
English: Gummy cape jasmine, Dekamella-gum gardenia, Cumbi gum tree
Sanskrit: Nadeehingu, Hingunadika, Jantuka, Gandharaja
Malayalam: Somanadikayam, Gandharajan, Nanchundam
White emetic nut is an evergreen, branched, big shrub or small tree that grows to 3 meters. shrubs and small trees. The leaves are arranged oppositely, 5 to 50 cm long and 3 to 25 cm broad, dark green with leathery texture and glossy, margin entire, clear nerved, and tapered apex. stem thin, brownish color. The flowers are solitary or in small clusters, white and turn pale yellow when mature, with a tubular-based corolla with 5 to 12 petals. The fruit is a berry, oblong green; seeds many, rugose. Fruiting is from March onwards.
Useful plant parts:
To treat dyspepsia, carminative, diaphoretic, and diarrhea
Anti-toxic, anthelmintic, antispasmodic, expectorant, Antiepileptic, carminative, diaphoretic, peripheral and central Analgesic, Cardiotonic, Antioxidant, and Antihyperlipidemic
Flavonoid, phenolic acids, tocopherols and Tannins.