Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. [Family: Fabaceae (Caesalpiniaceae)], known as bonduc nut or fever nut, has been used in India for many years to treat fever, inflammation, diabetes, cardiovascular disorder, cancer and also for birth control. In recent years, the seeds of this plant are consumed to regulate the menstrual disorders in PCOS. Poly cystic ovary syndrome. (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrinological disorders faced by women of reproductive-age in several countries.
The bitter taste and warm action of this herb is rich in proteins, minerals, and vitamins, and also, this herb has a lot of medicinal properties, such as antimalarial, antibacterial, anti-diabetic, and anticancer properties.
This medicinal plant has been traditionally used for many health problems, such as asthma, tuberculosis, diabetes, women hormones, liver problems, acne, malaria, intermittent fever and is being research for its effectiveness in treating neurological disorders.
In Hawaii the seeds, or beans, were pounded with other plants, squeezed and liquid taken to purify blood or to clear chest of tough phlegm. The beans were grounded and taken as a laxative by infants, children and adults.