Unani Name

Azaraqi/ Kuchla/ Qaatil-ul- kalb, Khaaniq-ul- kalb/ Habb-al- ghurab

Common Name

Nux-vomica, Poison Nut, Snake-wood, Strychnine Tree, Quaker Buttons

Temperament of the Drug

(Hot 3° and Dry 3°)

Scientific Name/ Botanical Name

Strychnos nuxvomica Linn.

Parts used

Bark, Leaves, Seeds (Processed)

Actions/ Therapeutic Uses

It is good Resolvent (Muhallil), Blood purifier (Musaffi-e- Dam), Healing tonic and Appetite stimulant. Highly beneficial in stomach upset, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, intestinal irritation, heartburn, insomnia, certain heart diseases, circulatory problems, eye diseases, depression, migraine, nervous conditions, problems related to menopause and respiratory diseases in the elderly. The powdered seeds are employed in atonic dyspepsia. The leaves are applied as a poultice on sloughing wounds and ulcers.

Important Formulations

Habb-e- Azaaraqi, Majoon Azaaraqi


60-250 mg.




  • PUBLISHED DATE : Dec 08, 2015
  • PUBLISHED BY : Zahid
  • CREATED / VALIDATED BY : Dr. Mahtab Alam Khan
  • LAST UPDATED ON : Feb 02, 2016


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