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Anamirta cocculus  (L.) WIGHT & ARN.


Botanical Name


Anamirta cocculus (L.) WIGHT & ARN.

English Name


Crow Killer, Fishberry or Levant nut



Anamirta paniculata L., Cocculus suberosus DC., Menispermum cocculus L., Cissampelos cocculus Poir.





General Info


A climbing shrub. Leaves broad ovate, leathery, contain glabrous cavity. Inflorescence panicle. Flowers unisexual, fragrant, pendent. Petals are absent, perianth yellowish green. Fruits are white initially, then turn to dark-red on ripening, subglobose or kidney shaped.

Herb Effects

Hypotensive, anticancer and diuretic (aerial part); toxic to birds (berry).


Active Ingredients

Berberine, palmatine, magnoflorine, columbamine (stem and root); stearic, palmitic, and linoleic acids (seed); acetic acid, butyric acid, formic acid, oleic acid, picrotoxin (fruit)

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Berberine 633-65-8 Not Available C20H18NO4+ Click Here To Enlarge
Palmatine 4880-79-9 Not Available C21H22NO4+ Click Here To Enlarge
Magnoflorine 6681-18-1 Not Available C20H24NO4+ Click Here To Enlarge
Columbamine 3621-36-1 Not Available C20H20NO4+ Click Here To Enlarge
Stearic acid 82497-27-6 Octadecanoic acid C18H36O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Palmitic acid 66321-94-6 Hexadecanoic acid C16H32O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Oleic acid 8046-01-3 Octadec-9-enoic acid C18H34O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Linoleic acid 8024-22-4 Octadeca-9,12-dienoi
c acid
C18H32O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Acetic acid 77671-22-8 acetic acid C2H4O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Butyric acid 107-92-6 Butanoic acid C4H8O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Formic acid 992-98-3 formic acid CH2O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Picrotoxin 124-87-8 Not Available Not Available Click Here To Enlarge


Medicinal Use

As an insecticide to destroy pediculi and in skin diseases (seed oil); in the treatment of quotidian ague, to treat malaria, foul ulcers and scabies (fresh leaves); epilepsy, paralysis of pharynx and lower limbs (seeds).


Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.



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