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Red physic nut

Red physic nut

Scientific name of Red physic nut: Baliospermum montanum (Wild.)

Name of Red physic nut in different languages:-

English: wild castor, wild croton,  wild sultan seed

Sanskrit: हस्तिदंती Hastidanti, दन्तिका dantika, एरण्डपत्रिका erandhapatrika, एरण्डफला erandhaphala

Hindi: दन्ती danti

Malayalam: Nagadandi നാഗദന്തി, Dandi ദന്തി

Tamil: Peyamanakku-பேயாமணக்கு  

Plant description:

Red physic nut (Baliospermum montanum) is a stout under shrub, grows to 0.9 to 1.8 m tall, leaves are simple, toothed, some what palmate, with 3 to 5 lobed, flowers are numerous, arranged in axillary racemes. Fruits are obovoid, capsule contained ellipsoid, smooth seeds.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-lanceolate Margin-Toothed Venation-Reticulated
 ovate  Margin_Serrated--Forward-teething  Recticulate

 

Useful plant parts:

Root, leaf, seed

Medicinal uses: 

To treat fever, jaundice, constipation, piles, anemia, conjunctivitis, abdominal pain, constipation, calculus, general anasarca, piles, helminthic infestation, scabies and skin disorders, asthma.

Chemical content:

Montanum, Anti-leukemic and cytotoxic.

How to prepare medicines:

It is  one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

Chavikasavam

Kumaryasavam

Aviltholadi Bhasmam

Brahmi Ghrita

Dadhika Ghrita

Kankayan Vati 

Kaisoragulgulu Vattu

Punarnava Mandur

Shiva Gulika

Dasamoola Panchakoladi Kashayam 

Brihat marichadi Taila

Kasisadi Tailam 

Keshamrith Tailam

Abhayarishtam 

Danthyarishtam

Duralabharishtam

Jeerakadyarishtam 

Devadarvyarishtam

Kalyanaka Ghrita 

Dhanvantaram Ghrita

Maha Panchagavya Ghrita

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