The strychnos nux vomica tree is found in Asia and Northern Australia. It belongs to the Loganiaceae family, an evergreen the produces small flowers and orange fruits. It is the seed of these fruits that homeopathic physicians use for medicinal treatments. There are approximately five seeds in each fruit, surrounded by pulp that looks like jelly. Each seed measures about one inch in diameter and has a soft, satiny appearance due to a coating of short hairs.
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