Solanum verbascifolium Linn.

Botanical Name

Solanum verbascifolium Linn.


Common Name




Along villages and on vacant land.



Use roots and leaves



Bitter and acrid tasting, mildly warm, slightly toxic, antitoxic, analgesic.




1. Stomach ache

2. Fractures

3. Traumatic injury

4. Chronic granulocytic leukemia



1. Tropical use in pyodermas

2. Ulcer

3. Cuts and abrasions



Toxic effects include burning sensations of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and stomach. Severe intoxication produces dementia, slow pulse, tachypnea, and respiratory failure. Treatment includes antiemetic, gastric lavage, or taking diluted tannic acid orally.



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