Saturday, September 5, 2009

Solanum nigrum

Botanical name : Solanum nigrum Linn.
Family : Solanaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Kakamachi
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasam : Tikta, Katu
Gunam : Lakhu, Rooksha,
Viryam : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Black night shade
Hindi : Makoi, Gurkkamai
Malayalam : Manithakkali, Karimthakkali
PLANT DESCRIPTION
An erect, branched, annual herb; leaves oblong, lobed, glabrous; flowers 3-8 in extra-axillary drooping cymes; fruits purplish black; seeds many. MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated thridosas, swellings, cough, asthma, arthritis, inflammation and skin diseases, plant is a proven anti cancerous drug.
Useful part : Whole plant

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