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Caesalpinia bonduc  (Linn.) Roxb.


Botanical Name


Caesalpinia bonduc (Linn.) Roxb.

English Name


Fever Nut



Caesalpinia bonducella (Linn.) Flem., Caesalpinia jayabo ß cyanosperma Maza; Bonduc minus Medic.; Guilandina bonducella Linn.





General Info


An armed liana, up to 15 m in height. Branchlets glossy, black, armed with recurved prickles at the base of pinnae and elsewhere; pinnae 6-11 pairs, leaflets stalked, coriaceous, base rounded to acute, apex mucronate, margins curved, upper surface shining, lower dull; flowers yellow, fragrant, in axillary and terminal racemes 30-60 cm long; pods somewhat swollen, dark brown to black, oblong, 1 or 2 seeded, beaked; seeds orbicular or ovoid to reniform, black, polished, hard.

Herb Effects

Antiviral and antifungal (50% EtOH root and stem extract); rubefacient (bark)


Active Ingredients

Alpha, beta and gamma-caesalpin and X-caesalpin, arginine, cystine, histidine, leucine and isoleucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine (seeds)

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Product Categories
Arginine 7004-12-8 2-amino-5-guanidino-
pentanoic acid
C6H14N4O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Cysteine 4371-52-2 2-amino-3-sulfanyl-p
ropanoic acid
C3H7NO2S Click Here To Enlarge
Histidine 6027-02-7 2-amino-3-(3H-imidaz
C6H9N3O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Leucine 2439-37-4 2-dimethylamino-4-me
thyl-pentanoic acid
C8H17NO2 Click Here To Enlarge
Isoleucine 319-78-8 2-amino-3-methyl-pen
tanoic acid
C6H13NO2 Click Here To Enlarge
Lysine 923-27-3 2,6-diaminohexanoic
C6H14N2O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Methionine 348-67-4 2-amino-4-methylsulf
anyl-butanoic acid
C5H11NO2S Click Here To Enlarge
Tryptophan 80206-30-0 2-amino-3-(1H-indol-
3-yl)propanoic acid
C11H12N2O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Threonine 632-20-2 2-amino-3-hydroxy-bu
tanoic acid
C4H9NO3 Click Here To Enlarge
Valine 7004-03-7 2-amino-3-methyl-but
anoic acid
C5H11NO2 Click Here To Enlarge


Medicinal Use

As a blood purifier and in asthma (seed); in leucorrhea, as a local application for sores (bark); intermittent fever and for diabetes (roots); in menstrual disorders in tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh, India (seed powder).


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



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