Common Name: Vishtinduka, Kupilu, Vishamushthi, Kuchala, Poison nut, Strychnine tree, Snake-wood, Quaker buttons
Botanical Name: Strychnos nux-vomica
Active Agents: Alkaloids, indole Alkaloids, strychnine & brucine, monoterpenoid glycoside (loganin), beta-colubrine, vomicine, novacine, cuchiloside
*This herb contains the toxic alkaloid strychnine. Continued usage can cause liver failure. The seeds can affect the brain and cause muscular contractions leading to convulsions and death.
Uses of Nux Vomica
Wounds and Ulcers: Apply a poultice of the leaves on wounds and ulcers to speed up the healing process.