What is  Kuchla Beej (Nux Vomica):
Nux vomica is a tree that grows in India and Southeast Asia. Its seeds are used to make medicine, which is why it's often called "Indian nut." Nux vomica contains strychnine and brucine, two toxic chemicals. Strychnine is an alkaloid that can cause muscle spasms, anxiety, headaches and insomnia. Brucine causes convulsions, coma and death when ingested in large doses.


Nux vomica is a plant that was traditionally used as an herb to improve digestion, appetite and circulation. It is also used in Chinese medicine for respiratory issues, digestive issues and nervous disorders. The seeds contain a toxin called strychnine which can cause convulsions and death if ingested without proper precautions.

The action of the whole drug closely resembles that of strychnine. The alkaloid was formerly used as a circulatory stimulant in such cases as surgical shock, but its use is now more limited to that of a respiratory stimulant in certain cases of poisoning. Like other bitters, strychnine improves the appetite and digestion, but it has been considerably misused as a ‘general tonic’. Nux vomica is used in Chinese medicine for much the same purposes as in Western medicine and the seeds are usually processed to reduce their toxicity. Heat-treatment of the seeds reduces the normal levels of the principal alkaloids and the amounts of isostrychnine, isobrucine, strychnine N-oxide and brucine N-oxide are increased.

Nux vomica is a plant that has been used as an herbal remedy for centuries. It contains strychnine, which can lead to convulsions and death if it's taken in large amounts. It is strongly recommended to use this herb under the guidance of Qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner Only.

How to use:

Nux vomica seeds are incredibly hard to soften, so you'll have to boil them for at least an hour in order to dissection them. The seeds are greenish-grey, disc-shaped, and 10–30 mm in diameter.

Most of the seeds are nearly flat and regular in shape, but a few are irregularly bent and somewhat oval in outline. The edge is rounded or acute. The testa is covered with silky, closely appressed, radiating hairs. In the centre of one of the flattened sides is a distinct hilum, and a small prominence on the circumference marks the position of the micropyle, which is joined to the hilum by a radial ridge. To examine further, a boiled seed should be cut transversely and another one opened like an oyster by inserting the blade of a small knife or scalpel at a point on the circumference opposite the micropyle. The small embryo with two cordate cotyledons and a cylindrical radicle will be seen embedded in a grey mass of parenchyma cells that surround it.