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Scientific name of Grey nicker: Caesalpinia crista (bondcu) / Caesalpinia Bonducella
Name of Grey nicker in different languages:-
English: Crested Fever Nut, Fever nut, Bonduc nut
Hindi: लताकरंज Latakaranja
Sanskrit: कुबेरक्षी kuberakshi, कण्टकि करञ्जा kantaki karanja, लता करञ्ज lata karanja
Tamil: முட்கொன்றை mut-konrai
Malayalam: Kazhanji -കഴഞ്ചി
Gray Nicker, is a vine-like shrub, reaches 6 m long, spiny, flowering plant belongs to the senna family, the stems are hooked prickles, it scrambles over the other plants. Leaves are oppositely arranged, ovate, pale green. Flowers are in clusters, golden yellow, seeds are gray, very hard and durable, commonly in identical shape and weight, it contain in a bean which is dark green, and contain 2-3 seeds. Stem are covered in curved spines.
Useful plant parts:
Leaf, seed, root, seed oil.
Used in the treatments of intestinal worms, fever, cough, amenorrhea, tumors, relieve inflammation, smallpox, elephantiasis, tooth ache, liver diseases, etc.
Anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, analgesic, febrifuge, antiperiodic, and tonic properties
How to prepare medicines:
Leaves boiled with water can gargle to reduce throat infection.
Application of leaves and seeds fried in cater oil is useful in inflammatory swellings.