Nickernut Whole


Botanical Name: Caesalpinia bonducella

Common Name:

  • English: Bagore, Bonduc, Caesalpinia bonduc, Caesalpinia bonducella, Bonduc Nut
  • Ayurvedic: Kachia, Kachaka, घृतपूर्णकरञ्जः, Latakaranja
  • Also, known as: Caesalpinia crista, Canique Grise, Cascalote, Divi Divi, Dividivi, Gray Nicker, Guilandina bonduc, Guilandina bonducella, Ka-Lain, Lata Karanj, Latakaranj, Moluca Bean, Nacascolo, Nichol Seeds, Nikkar Nuts, Putikaranja, Sagar Ghota, Sagar Gota, Teri Pods, Udakiryaka, Z'yeux à Chatte. Katkaranja in Hindi; Putikaranj, Kuberaksi or Kantakikarnjah in Sanskrit ; Gajjekayi in Kannada; Thachirkodi or Kaliccikkai in Tamil and Gaccha, Yalaksi in Telugu, Kantakareja, Gaccakaya, Kajichi Kaya, Gajjuga Mara, Kuberraksha, Putikaranja, Vitapakranja, Karanji, Kangasiyo

Origin: India

Harvested: Wild

Parts Used: Nuts from the bean                                                          

General Information:

Caesalpinia bonducella is a very large straggling, very thorny shrub. Branches armed with hooks, straight hard Yellow prickles. 2-pinnate leaves, 6-8 pairs of pinnae with a pair of hooked stipulary spines at the base. Small Yellow flowers in dense long peduncled terminal & supra axillary racemes at the top. Short stalked pods densely covered with prickles, 1-2 seeds in lead colour, smooth and shining surface.


How to use:

Hot Infusion:

The basic method for dried herbs and flower is, take 2-3 tablespoons of dried herb in a cup or teapot. Pour hot water over it and cover it with lid for 10-30 minutes. Hot water is needed to draw out the antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, flavonoids, and volatile oils from the botanicals. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!


  • You can sweeten your herbal tea with a bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
  • You can make ice cubes or pops by freezing tea in ice trays or pop molds.


You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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