NAME: Caesalpinia bonduc
COMMON NAMES: Bonduc nut, physic nut, yellow nicker, cadoque, Atmota
LOCAL NAMES: Ayoo, Mate de Costa
USEFUL PART(s): Roots, leaves, seeds
The oil derived from the seeds is used for cooking
Oil from the seed is used in making cosmetic
It is cultivated as a live fence
WHY IS IT GREEN?
Caesalpinia bonduc medicinal values include
Caesalpinia bonduc is a scandent plant with stems growing up to 15 m long that are usually equipped with robust thorns.
It is found mostly in disturbed sites and it is propagated by seeds.
Balasubramanian, D., Arunachalam, K., & Arunachalam, A. (2016). Dioecious caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. calls for conservation in Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam. Tropical Ecology, 57(1), 119–124.
Tu, W. C., Ding, L. F., Yang, H., Song, L. D., & Wu, X. De. (2017). A new cassane diterpene from Caesalpinia bonduc. Yaoxue Xuebao, 52(2), 279–282. https://doi.org/10.16438/j.0513-4870.2016-1121
Zhang, P., Tang, C., Yao, S., Ke, C., Lin, G., Hua, H. M., & Ye, Y. (2016). Cassane Diterpenoids from the Pericarps of Caesalpinia bonduc. Journal of Natural Products, 79(1), 24–29. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jnatprod.5b00520