Deadly Nightshade

The Scientific name of Deadly Nightshade: Atropa belladonna

Name of Deadly Nightshade in different languages:-

English: Belladonna, Devil’s Cherries, Great Morel, Dwayberry

Malayalam: Baladona ബലഡോണ

Sanskrit: : Suchi

Hindi: Angur Shefa,  Luckmunee, luckmuna,

Plant description:

 Deadly Nightshade-Atropa belladonna is a herbaceous, branching perennial plant, sub-shrub, grows up to 1.5 m tall. The leaves are long ovate, up to 18 cm long. The flowers are purple, bell-shaped, and little scented. The fruit is berries, green when ripening it turns to a shiny black and up to 1 cm in diameter.

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant.

Medicinal uses:

Used as a pain reliever, muscle relaxer, and anti-inflammatory, to treat menstrual problems, peptic ulcer disease and motion sickness.

Ayurveda uses of Deadly Nightshade

Chemical content:

It is a Toxic plant, alkaloids

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