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| Last Updated:: 25/08/2023

Clearing nut Tree






Botanical Name  

Strychnos potatorum Linn.

Common Name

Clearing nut tree, Nirmali (Hindi), Tettrankottai (Tamil), Katakah (Sanskrit)


Deciduous forests of West Bengal, central and southern India


Religious association




The tree is associated with Lord Thyagesar







The decoction of the fruit pulp is used to treat dysentery, cough and diabetes. The seeds are used to turn muddy water clear.