Latin Name

Solanum nigrum

English Name

Black night-shade

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

The whole plant, especially the fruit
(पंचांग, मुख्यत: फल)

Effect on Dosha

Balances all three doshas

Properties and Uses

It acts as a liver stimulant and promotes the secretion of bile. It is used in conditions with liver and spleen enlargement. It has mild laxative action. Due to its bitter character it acts as blood cleanser and anti-inflammatory agent therefore is used in conditions such as rheumatism and gout. It has anti-pyretic action and especially effective in chronic fevers.

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