Bonduc Fruit, Fever Nut, Physic Nut
Latin name: Caesalpinia bonducella (Linn.) Flem., C. bonduc (Linn.) Roxb.
Sanskrit/Indian name: Putikaranja
The root bark is emmenagogue, febrigue expectorant, anthelmintic and stomachic.
The seeds and leaves are reported to be used in skin diseases and rheumatism. Powdered roots, taken with honey, cure leucorrhoea.
The seed powder forms a household remedy for treatment of diabetes in Nicobar Island