Natural Regeneration :
- Propagation is mainly done by seeds.
Artificial Regeneration :
- Propagated mainly by Nursery raised seedlings and cuttings.
Seed collection and Storage :
- Seeds are the best material for propagation of kuchila plant.
- The collected seeds are dried in the sun after removing the pulp.
- The plant can also be propagated through cuttings.
Seed Treatment :
- Hot water treatment for 6 hours
Nursery Technique :
- Seeds are directly sown in polybags of size 25 cm x 20 cm.
- The poly bags are watered regularly.
- The seeds germinate in about 20-10 days.
Plantation technique :
- Pits of size 45 cm3 are dug at a spacing of 5 m × 5 m, a stand of 400 trees per hectare and refilled with mixture of soil and manure in 1:1 ratio.
Care & Disease Control :
- Plantation should be kept weed free.
- During summer saplings may be irrigated on alternate days, especially in the early years of growth.
Recommended Harvest :
- The seeds are collected December onwards when they mature.
- Fruits can be harvested periodically for many years.
- A crop stand of 400 plants per hectare and average produce range of 50–75 kg of dry seeds per tree per year, a yield of 12–20 tonnes/hectare is estimated from a 20-yearold plantation annually.
Agro Forestory :
The plant can be grown as a pure crop or herbaceous crops can be grown with it as intercrops after the first year.
Major uses :
- Dried seeds of kuchila are nervine, stomachic, and cardio-tonic, aphrodisiac, and respiratory stimulant.
- It is used as a remedy in chronic dysentery, paralytic and neuralgic disorders, epilepsy, rheumatic arthritis, and hydrophobia.
- It is an important drug in all systems of medicine.
Other uses :
Therapeutic usesDried seeds of kuchila are nervine, stomachic, and cardio-tonic, aphrodisiac, and respiratory stimulant. It is used as a remedy in chronic dysentery, paralytic and neuralgic disorders, epilepsy, rheumatic arthritis, and hydrophobia. In excessive doses, Strychnos is a virulent poison, producing stiffness of muscles and convulsions, ultimately leading to death. It is an important drug in all systems of medicine