Kákamáchí, kakmaacaI, Makoy, Garden nightshade

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Sanskrit : Kákamáchí

kakmaacaI

Hindi : Makoy

English : Garden nightshade

Latin : Solanum nigrum Linn. (S. rubrum, S. incertum)

Part Used : Fruit, leaf

Habitat : Throughout India

Energetics : Bitter, sweet, astringert-cold-pungent

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Tissues : Plasma, blood, bones, fat, reproductive

Systems : Circulatory, reproductive

Action : Leaf—alterative, sedative, diaphoretic, diuretic, hydragogue, expectorant ; fruit—alter– ative, tonic, diuretic

Uses : Heart disease (with leg and foot swelling), skin diseases, fruit for edema hemorrhoids, gon- orrhea, inflammatory swellings, enlarged spleen and liver, fevers, promotes perspiration, cough. External—painful, swollen testicles ; poultice for rheumatic and gouty joints.

Precaution : Berries may be poisonous for some people

Preparation : Powder, extract, leaves, poultice, syrup, decoction

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