Botanical Name-
Strychnos nux vomica
Hindi Name-
Kuchala,Vishmushti
English Name-
Snake wood,Poison nut,Nuxvomica

Parts Used-Seed,Bark

Chemical Composition-
Strychnine,brucine,loganine,psedostrychnine

Therapeutic Dose-60-250mg (seed powder)

Fatal Dose-15-30mg of Strychnine

Adverse Effects-
Causes chocking sensation in throat
Produces neck stiffness
Leads to intermittent convulsions
Causes suffocation and asphyxia
Death mainly occurs due to respiratory arrest.
Antidotes-
Madhu,Sharkara with Ghrit for licking
Gogruta along with nagwalli swarasa

Kalpa-
1.Agnitundi Vati-Used in Agnimandya
2.Krimimudgara Rasa-Used in Krimiroga
3.Laxmivilas Rasa-Used in all types of Jwara
4.Karashkar Ghrit-Used for Vatarakta
5.Ekaangavira Rasa-Used in vatavyadhi
6.Navajivana Rasa-Used for Dipan,pachana and rasayana chikitsa
7.Vatagajankusharasa-Used in vatavyadhi