impgc-International Medicinal Plants Growers' Consortium

Indian Medicinal
Plants Growers'

Sponsor of the Month
you can advertise here
home herb database company directory trade leads trade shows services catalogs resources contact
Members Area


User Name Password
 Forgot Password?
New Member?

Raw Herbs  Health Remedies

Cardiovascular diseases
CNS disorders
Endocrine disorders
Genetic errors of metabolism
Genitourinary disorders
GI diseases
Immune system disorders
Infectious diseases
Musculo skeletal disorders
Neoplastic disorders
Nutrition deficiencies
Ocular disorders
Otolaryngological disorders
Peripheral nerve disorders
Pulmonary disorders
Renal disorders

Raw Herbs   Raw Herbs

Bark   Peel
Berry   Plants
Bulb   Pod
Corns   Powders
Cuts   Rhizome
Flowers   Rind
Fruits   Roots
Gum   Seeds
Kernal   Stem
Leaves   Tubers
Nut   Wood

Forum   Forum

advertise with us blog
Home » Plant infomation

Azima tetracantha  Lam.


Botanical Name


Azima tetracantha Lam.

English Name


Bee sting bush, Fire thorn, Needle bush



Azima spinosissima Engl.





General Info


Dioecious, erect shrub up to 90 cm tall with (1–)2 spines 0.5–5 cm long in each leaf axil, sometimes scandent with stems up to 8 m long; branchlets terete or quadrangular, glabrous to densely hairy. Leaves decussately opposite, simple and entire; stipules absent or rudimentary; petiole short; blade elliptical-oblong to ovate-oblong or orbicular, 1.5–5.5 cm × 0.5–4.5 cm, base rounded or somewhat narrowed, apex mucronate, pinnately veined with one pair of lateral veins from near the base. Inflorescence an axillary, sometimes terminal spike or cyme up to 3 cm long or flowers solitary; bracts ovate, often with long and spinous mucro. Flowers unisexual, regular, 4-merous, usually sessile; calyx campanulate, 2–4 mm long, with triangular lobes; petals linear-oblong to oblong, greenish to yellowish, the upper part reflexed over the calyx, 2–5 mm long; male flowers with stamens inserted at the base of the rudimentary ovary, exserted; female flowers with staminodes and superior ovary, up to 4.5 mm long with a broad sessile stigma. Fruit a globose berry, 0.5–1 cm in diameter, 1–2-seeded, green turning white, with persistent stigma. Seeds disk-like, brown to black.

Herb Effects

Diuretic, disinfectant, odontalgic and stimulant tonic (plant)


PROTAbase: Azima tetracantha



Medicinal Use

The pounded roots are applied directly to snakebites and an infusion is taken orally as a treatment for them; a mixture of roots and leaves is also used similarly. A root decoction to treat stomach disorders. An infusion of the leaves is used to treat venereal diseases. The juice of the berries is applied directly into the ear to treat earache. The sap of the plant is applied directly to treat toothache and bleeding gums after tooth extraction. The root, root bark and leaves are added to food as a remedy for rheumatism. The plant is used to treat dropsy, dyspepsia and chronic diarrhoea. The juice of the leaves are applied as eardrops against earache and crushed leaves are placed on painful teeth.



More Info

Search for Pictures

Search for Scholarly Articles

Search using Scientific Name and Vernacular Names

Advanced Search
English English Français Français Español Español
Deutsch Deutsch Italiano Italiano Portugues Chinese

Trade Leads  Active Leads

white sapphire
Ayurvedic Medicine
MTD Products India
Lutein powder
Neem Cake Organic
Natural Water
Soluble Neem oil
Botanical Pest
Repellent and
100% Pure Natural
Cold Pressed Neem
Neem oil, Neem
seed meal, CoCo
peat, Coir pots,
Coir Discs, Coir
Fiber, Hydro
seeding mulch
herbal seeds and


Plant Media

about us | services | privacy policy | disclaimer | terms of use | contact us | advertise | sitemap

Copyright © 2003-10 All rights reserved

return to top Return to top

Raw Herbs: Bark | Berry | Bulb | Corns | Cuts | Flowers | Fruits | Gum | Kernal | Leaves | Nut | Peel | Plants | Pod | Powders | Rhizome | Rind | Roots | Seeds | Stem | Tubers | Wood | Others Fields: Buyers | Collectors | Dealers | Exporters | Growers | Importers | Local Traders | Other Traders | NGO | Producers | Providers | Retailers | Suppliers | Wholesalers | Manufacturer | Other Traders : Herb Database | Directory | Trade Leads: Pure Herbs | Ayurvedic Products | Herbal Extracts | Dried Herbs | Spice Herbs | Essential Oil | Herbal Powder | Natural Herbs | Herbal Nutrients | Spice Oil | Herbal Products | Other | Trade Shows | Catalogs | See also |