Tellicherry seeds is a deciduous shrub or small tree, growing to a height of up to 13 m., with a milky latex. Bark is gray to pale brown, peeling off in flakes. Leaves are o10 cm long and 4 to 10 cm wide, opposite, subsessile, elliptic, shiny on the upper surface, dull and hairy on the underside. Flowers are white, in terminal corymbose cymes, 2 to 3 cm high, 5-petaled, and mildly fragrant. Fruits are cylindrical, dark gray with white specks, occurring in pairs. Seeds are light brown, 0.5 to 1.5 cm.
Bark is considered astringent, anthelmintic, antidontalgic, stomachic, febrifuge, diuretic.
- gut stimulant and relaxant,
- wound healing,
- anticancer properties.
Tellicherry seeds can cause vomiting, diarrhea, other intestinal problems, and spasms. There isn’t enough reliable information to know if Tellicherry seeds are safe when used in lower doses.