Strynchnos nuxvomica - poisonous fruiting tree

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raghu ananth

Jul 27, 2009, 1:08:28 PM7/27/09
Strynchnos nuxvomica (Local name : Kasaraka), Poisonous fruit
22 Jun 2009
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Pankaj Oudhia

Jul 27, 2009, 3:36:49 PM7/27/09
Thanks for sharing nice images. Kuchla is also of religious importance.

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Sushmita Jha

Jul 28, 2009, 12:26:09 AM7/28/09
to raghu ananth,
Thanks for sharing the photos.
Is this where the homeopathic medicine Nux Vomica is extracted?
On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 10:38 PM, raghu ananth <> wrote:

Anand Kumar Bhatt

Jul 28, 2009, 1:51:02 AM7/28/09
to Sushmita Jha, raghu ananth,
One of my illustrated write-ups on the poisonous plants of India is at:
I had probably sent it earlier to this site as well.
Sushmitaji: it looks a certainty that the famous homeopathic medicine is extracted  from this plant. In homeopathic pharmacoepia several other poisons are used as arsenic, sulphur (not exactly a poison)

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Parjanya guru

Jul 28, 2009, 2:55:14 AM7/28/09
to Anand Kumar Bhatt, Sushmita Jha, raghu ananth,
 Here is a fantastic use of this Strychnos nux-vomica 

Seeds of Strychnos nux-vomica   are finely powdered, then mixed with jaggrery, and this paste is mixed with the  baked rice   (the rice should be kept for atlest 4 days for best result.. )  and this delicious dish is made to serve to Dear Mouse and Rats..
..Once they eat this...
.............This is tried and confirmed, and in use in many parts of Karnataka.



Jul 28, 2009, 3:13:44 AM7/28/09
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Strychnine poisoning is a horrible death, even for a rat or mouse. There is no antidote either. That is why most places have changed to zinc phosphide as a rodenticide. I don't dispute that mice and rats need to be controlled, but there are more humane ways.
Interestingly, it is one of the most bitter substances known. It can be detected by taste at 1ppm.

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Sushmita Jha

Jul 28, 2009, 2:31:10 PM7/28/09
to Anand Kumar Bhatt, raghu ananth,
Thank you, Anand-ji - and everybody else for the very interesting information on Nux Vomica. Nux is said to be a 'man's' medicine - or a medicine for 'man-like' symptoms of stress, too much drinking/smoking, work-related stress - most of which cause a dysfunctional stomach. One dose of Nux Vomica 30 before going to bed for 7 days balances the body's equilibrium. Men in my family swear by this medicine for their excesses!
Sushmita Jha

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