Cascabela thevetia is a poisonous plant to Mexico and in Central America, and cultivated widely as an ornamental. It is a relative of Nerium oleander, giving it a common name yellow oleander, and is also calles lucky nut in the West-indies.
Unique identification feature
Leaffall - EverygreenFlowering - Throughout the year Fruiting - October to February
Planting and Care
A bark or leaf decoction is taken to loosen the bowels and is said to be an effective cure for intermittent fevers. Leaves and flowers are also used to treat malaria and as traditional medicine it induces the termination of embryo. Leaves and bark is treated as insecticide, rat poison and parasitic.