Solanum verbascifolium Linn.

Botanical Name

Solanum verbascifolium Linn.

 

Common Name

 

 

Habitat

Along villages and on vacant land.

 

Preparation

Use roots and leaves

 

Characteristics

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

 

Indications

Roots

1. Stomach ache

2. Fractures

3. Traumatic injury

4. Chronic granulocytic leukemia

 

Leaves

1. Tropical use in pyodermas

2. Ulcer

3. Cuts and abrasions

 

Remarks

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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