Solanum anguivi Lam. (= S. indicum L.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 161-162

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scientific name

Solanum anguivi Lam. (= S. indicum L.)
status

 

Solanum anguivi Lam. (= S. indicum L.) 

Names.

Myanmar: khayan-kazaw-kha, kasawt-kha, haw hkan kaju (Kachin). English: Indian nightshade.

Range.

Pantropical, subtropical.

Uses.

Preparations made from parts of this plant are used to dissolve phlegm, stimulate the appetite, and strengthen the heart, as well as to treat leprous sores, fever, asthma, gas, and rashes. Whole plant: The juice and the crushed parts are used to make a poultice to neutralize venom of snake and centipede bites; also for excessive white vaginal discharge. Additionally, the plant is chopped and boiled in water until the water is reduced to half the starting volume; after the cooked liquid is strained through a clean cloth and cooled, honey is added (about 5 ounces), and one-half cup of the mixture is drunk twice. Fruit: Smoke from burning fruit is directed into the ear to cause insects to emerge. Root: Used as a carminative and spasmolytic. Also used for toothaches, either in the form of a paste pressed into the tooth or as inhaled smoke from ground root powder. To stop nose bleeds a paste, made by grinding the root with rice washing water, is used. The root powder and boiled betel ( Piper betle  ) leaf water is ingested as a major defense against cooking fumes.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). Medicinal uses of this species in China are discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985).

References.

Nordal (1963), Agricultural Corporation (1980), Forest Department (1999).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Solanum