VIMAS - Plant Description & Photos
|Scientific Name:||Caesalpinia bonduc|
|Common Name:||gray nickers|
This shrub has many hooked spines. The seeds are roasted, ground and boiled and used as a diuretic, for diabetes, for hypertension, and formerly used as quinine in treating malaria. The seeds are also used in a traditional African game Wari, widely played in the West Indies.
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