Strychnos nux-vomica


Also found in: Wikipedia.

strychnine tree

Herbal medicine
An evergreen, the berries of which evoke muscle spasms, resulting in death; in low amounts, strychnine may be used to increase muscular activity, but can only be administered with extreme caution.

Homeopathy
Nux vomica, see there.

Strychnos nux-vomica,

References in periodicals archive ?
Analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of brucine and brucine N-oxide extracted from seeds of Strychnos nux-vomica.
Consumed in large quantities, nux vomica can cause nausea (it's a seed from the Strychnos nux-vomica tree that contains strychnine).
Strychnos nux-vomica, a source of strychnine, is the latest in the deadly collection.
The healers also used a number of plants like Momordica charantia, Strychnos nux-vomica and Kaempferia galanga as "blood purifier".
The bitter alkaloid drug is derived from the seeds of a tree, Strychnos nux-vomica, has been used as a rat poison for more than five centuries.
A good example is nux vomica Consumed in large quantities, vomica can cause nausea (it's a seed from the Strychnos nux-vomica tree that contains strychnine).