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Latin name:Strychnous nux vomica Linn. (Loganiaceae)

Sanskrit/Indian name:  Shudha kupilu, Vishamushti, Kuchla, Kuchila

General information:

The reputation of Nux Vomica as a medicinal plant stems from the presence of alkaloids, which stimulate the central nervous system. The herb is recommended for the treatment of depression, menopausal symptoms and erectile dysfunction.

Therapeutic constituents:

The major chemical constituent in Nux Vomica is the alkaloid strychnine, which is responsible for stimulating the motor cells in the central nervous system. .

Key therapeutic benefits:

  • Nux Vomica is prescribed for nervous disorders.
  • As an aphrodisiac, it is known to improve male libido and treat erectile dysfunction.

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