English: stinking nightshade, Devils Eyes
Sanskrit: Kunturushka, Parseek yawani
Hindi: Khurasani ajwain
Tamil: Kurasani Yomam
Malayalam: Kusharani- കുശറാണി
Henbane is a deadly poisonous plant, that belongs to Solanaceae family, found all over the world, it is a biennial herb that grows up to 1 meter tall, leaves are arranged alternately, with irregular lobs, and covered with hair, the flowers are big, veined, yellow and large. The whole plant has an unpleasant smell, sometimes causing nausea.
Useful plant parts: Leaves, Flower, Seed
Medicinal uses: To treat mental disorders, relieve rheumatic pains.,local pains of gout or neuralgia.
Chemical contents: scopolamine, atropine, and alkaloid-Hyoscyamine
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