Botanical name : Abrus Precatorius

Family : Fabaceae Leguminosae

English name : Jaquirity

Hindi name : Ratti

Parts used : Root, leaf and seed

Description : A perennial twiner with pale purple or pink flowers, paripinnate compound leaves; leaflets 10-20 pairs, opposite, linear oblong, membranous.

Taste : Bitter

Chemical constituents :

Seeds contain : Lupeol acetate, Sitosterol,
Sucrose, Gallic acid, Orientin, Iso-orientin; Abrussic acid, Haemagglutinin,

Root contains : stigmasterol, Glycine, Glutamic acid ,Tyrosin, Quercetin, Luteolin, kaempferol, Taxalbumin, Alkaloidabrin, Glucoside-abralin, Monoglucosidic, Anthocyanin-Abranin.

Leaves Contain : Precol, Abrol, Abrasine, Precasine.

Actions : Purgative, Emetic, Aphrodisiac, Antispasmodic.

Used In : In nervous disorder, Cattlepoisoning, Emmenagogue, Abortifacient, Antibacterial, Antifertility, Anthelmintic, Analgesic, Antileprotic, Muscle relaxent,

Leaves :- Sweet and Expectorant, wound healer, biliousness, promotes taste, ophthalmia, leucoderma,
itching, fever, stomatctis, Asthma, thirst dental cries.