nux vomica seed

nux vomica seed (nuksˑ vˑ·mi·k sēdˑ),

n Latin name:
Strychnos nux-vomica; part used: root, seeds; uses: gastrointestinal tract stimulation; aperitive; digestion; constipation; atonic dyspepsia; pruritis; pain in external ear inflammations; poisoning by chloral or chloroform; surgical shock; cardiac failure; pulse rate; chronic lead poisoning; increase sensitivity of smell, touch, hearing and vision; precautions: can produce violent convulsions; increase blood pressure, deepen and quicken respiration, slow heart rate. Also called
poison nut, semen strychnos, and
quaker buttons.