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Caesalpinia crista Linn.
  • Family : Caesalpiniaceae
  • Synonyms : C.bonducella, C.bonduc
  • English : Fever nut, Bonduc nut
  • Hindi : Kantkarej
  • Gujarati : Kanchka
  • Sanskrit : Latakaranjah

  • Part used : Seed

Botanical Description:  A large straggling armed shrub, branches armed with hooks and straight hard yellow prickles; leaves bipinnate, large stipules foliaceous, pinnae 7 pairs, leaflets 3-6 pairs with 1-2 small recurved prickles between them on the underside; flowers yellow in dense long peduncled supra axillary racemes at the top; fruits inflated pods, covered with wiry prickles, seeds 1-2 per pod, oblong or globular, hard grey with a smooth shiny surfaces. Flowering and fruiting from August to September.

It is found throughout India.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Tikta, Kasaya
  • Guna : Laghu, Ruksa
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Dipana, Artavajanana, Kaphahara, Pittahara, Vatahara, Vedanasthapaka, Vranaropana

Modern Pharmacological Action: The plant showed Anthelmintic activity, Antimalarial activity, Antioxidant activity, Antidiabetic / Hypoglycemic, Antifilarial, Anxiolytic Activity, Antitumor / Antioxidant Activity, Analgesic Activity, Analgesic / Antipyretic / Anti-inflammatory, Immunomodulatory, Anti-Amyloidogenic / Alzheimer's disease, Nootropic / Memory Enhancer.

Our Products containing this ingredient:
Latakaranj Extract

  • Caspa Drops
  • Glucova Active Tablet
  • Herbipyrin Tablet
  • MP 6 Tablet