Caesalpinia bonduc Medicinal Uses

Caesalpinia bonduc (L.)Roxb.

In this article we will discuss about the Caesalpinia bonduc :- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.

Common name

  • English: Bonduc nut, Fever Nut, Physic nut1
  • Tamil: Kazharchikkaai, Vajrapijam
  • Hindi: Kat karanj
  • Kannada: Gejjuga
  • Marathi: Katukaranja, Sagargoti
  • Telugu: Gatstsa, Sukajambuka
  • Malayalam: Kalimarakam, Kazhanchikkuru

Scientific name

  • Name: Caesalpinia bonduc (L.)Roxb.
  • Family: Fabaceae (pea family)
  • Synonyms: Caesalpinia bonducella, Guilandina bonducella, Caesalpinia cristata

Caesalpinia bonduc Medicinal Uses

  • The powder of its roasted seeds with ghee mitigates the condition and relieves the pain.
  • The seeds powder, given with milk, controls the diarrhea.
  • The skin of the seed being astringent is beneficial as a medicament for diarrhea, dysentery and colitis.
  • In worm infestations, the juice of its leaves or powder of its roasted seeds is given along with palasa, amra and haridra.
  • The combination of its roasted seeds powder and pippali with honey is the best medication for malarial fever.
  • The leaves fried in ghee, eliminate vata and relieve constipation, hence valuable in piles.
  • The seeds are stimulant to the uterus, improve the menstrual discharge in Oligomenorrhea and reduce the pain in lower abdominal region.
  • Tender leaves juice are given along with the honey to ward off the mucous secretions.
  • Oil prepared from the leaves, is a valuable nervine tonic.

Other Uses

  • The oil from the seeds is used for cooking
  • The plant planted as a live fence.
  • An oil obtained from the seed is used in cosmetic preparations

Caesalpinia bonduc Photos

Caesalpinia bonduc

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  1. Pandey, Desh Deepak, Alok Pal Jain and Abhay Kumar. “Caesalpinia bonducella: A pharmacological important plant.” The Pharma Innovation Journal 7 (2018): 190-193.
  2. Guilandina bonduc. useful tropical plants. (n.d.). Retrieved May 23, 2022, from

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