Known As: Nux Vomica, Poison Nut, Quaker Buttons
Latin Name: Strychnos nux-vomica
Description: Medium-sized tree with short, crooked trunk and
white, close-grained hard wood. Deep green shoots. Opposite
oval leaves that are shiny and smooth on both sides. Small greeny-white
flowes with a funnel and a disagreeable smell. Fruit about the size
of a large apple with a hard orange rind containing 5 flattened disc-shaped
seeds in a soft white jelly pulp.
Poisonous Parts: Entire plant. Contains strychnine
and brucine alkaloids with traces of strychnicine and the loganin glucoside
along with caffeotannic acid and a trace of copper.
Symptoms: Causes convulsions.
Treatment: Contact your veterinarian.