Nux Vomica
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Title: Nux Vomica
Additional Names: Quaker buttons; bachelor's buttons; poison nut; dog buttons; vomit nut
Literature References: Dried, ripe seeds of Strychnos nux-vomica L., Loganiaceae. Habit. Southern Asia, Northern Australia. Constit. 1-1.4% strychnine, about an equal amount of brucine; strychnicine, loganin, caffeotannic (igasuric) acid, proteins. Nux vomica from Saigon contains 1.6-2% strychnine.
CAUTION: Extremely poisonous.
Therap-Cat: Formerly as bitter tonic.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Has been used as a bitter tonic.

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