Strychnos potatorum is medicinally important endangered forest tree species which belongs to Loganiaceae and is also known as nirmali and clearing nut tree. In traditional medicinal systems like Ayurveda, Siddha and Greek, the plant parts are used for treating eye and urinary tract infections; gonorrhoea and kidney troubles, leucorrhoea, tuberculosis, diabetes, venereal diseases and acute diarrhea.
The plant showed the presence of various important phytochemical constituents which may be responsible for many of the pharmacological activities such as diuretic activity, antidiarrhoeal activity, contraceptive efficacy, hepatoprotectivity, antioxidant activity, ant arthritic activity, antinociceptive and antipyretic effects.
Seeds of Streychnos potatorum have revealed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, lignins, phenols, saponins, sterols, and tannins. Strychnos potatorum is most effective for and traditionally used by folk medicinally in Abdominal Disease, Cirrhosis, Gonorrhea, Kidney Disease, Nuasea, Acid Reflux, Dipsia, Hepatopathy, Leukorrhea, Strangury, Ascarls, Eye Disorder, Hiccups, Liver Disease and Strep Throat.