Kuchla - Plant
Description for Kuchla
Kuchala is a slow growing beautiful deciduous to semi evergreen tree growing commonly in shady areas. On an average it attains height of 10-12 m but grows even taller upto 2m if it gets a favourable condition.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Strychnos nuxvomica.||pale green||cold season||10-12 m||easy to grow|
Planting and care
The fruits are small berry of a size of small orange, brownish yellow in colour, contain a large amount of gelatinuous pulp in which 1 to 5 seeds are. embeded. The seeds are disclike, 4-5 mm thick and irregularly curved. Very bitter in taste.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||Medium||35Â°C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Kuchla
- Weeding should be done after two months of planting and whenever required.
- As the plants grow tall then no regular weeding is required.
Typical uses of Kuchla
Special features: Seed is the most used part of this herb. Rarely, root bark is also used. It should be purified before using for medicinal purposes.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Taking nux vomica for more than a week, or in high amounts of 30 mg or more, can cause severe side effects like restlessness, dizziness, back stiffness, spasms of jaw and neck, convulsions, seizures, wheezing, breathing problems, liver failure and deat