Bagore, Bonduc, Caesalpinia bonduc, Caesalpinia bonducella, Caesalpinia crista, Canique Grise, Cascalote, Divi Divi, Dividivi, Gray Nicker, Guilandina bonduc, Guilandina bonducella, Ka-Lain, Lata Karanj, Latakaranj, Moluca Bean, Nacascolo, Nichol Seeds, Nikkar Nuts, Putikaranja, Sagar Ghota, Sagar Gota, Teri Pods, Udakiryaka, Z'yeux à Chatte.


Overview Information

Divi-divi is a large shrub or tree with thorny leaves. It grows in Sri Lanka, Brazil, and other parts of South America. Its seeds are ground or roasted to make medicine.

People take divi-divi for malaria, fever, diabetes, infection of the intestines by parasites, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work?

Ingredients in the divi-divi seeds might have activity against malaria, bacteria, and parasites.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Fever.
  • Diabetes.
  • Malaria.
  • Asthma.
  • Infection of the intestines by parasites.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of divi-divi for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information to know if divi-divi is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of divi-divi during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.



We currently have no information for DIVI-DIVI Interactions.



The appropriate dose of divi-divi depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for divi-divi. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References


  • Kalauni SK, Awale S, Tezuka Y, et al. Antimalarial activity of cassane- and norcassane-type diterpenes from Caesalpinia crista and their structure-activity relationship. Biol Pharm Bull. 2006;29(5):1050-2. View abstract.
  • Saeed MA, Sabir AW. Antibacterial activity of Caesalpinia bonducella seeds. Fitoterapia. 2001;72(7):807-9. View abstract.
  • Sharma SR, Dwivedi SK, Swarup D. Hypoglycaemic, antihyperglycaemic and hypolipidemic activities of Caesalpinia bonducella seeds in rats. J Ethnopharmacol 1997;58:39-44. View abstract.
  • Simin K, Khaliq-Uz-Zaman SM, Ahmad VU. Antimicrobial activity of seed extracts and bondenolide from Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. Phytother Res. 2001;15(5):437-40. View abstract.

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