Caesalpinia bonducella is a large, prickly shrub that grows naturally throughout the hotter parts of India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies, along the sea coasts and at heights of up to 800 meters on the hills. It is commonly found in the southern part of India.
Caesalpinia bonducella seeds have long been used in traditional medicine in treating symptoms and ailments, including abdominal pain, colic, leprosy, fever, edema, and malaria. It is also used as a uterine stimulant, and to cleanse the uterus during the post-partum period.
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