International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2017)
Solanum nigrum (Maku): A review of pharmacological activities and clinical effects
Solanum nigrum is an important plant in traditional medicines belongs to the family of solanaceae. It is used in hepatitis, fever, dysentery, and stomach complaint. The juice of the plant used on ulcers and other skin diseases. The fruits are used as a laxative, appetite stimulant, and for treating asthma and "excessive thirst". Traditionally the plant was used to treat tuberculosis. It is known as peddakasha pandla koora in the Telangana region. This plant's leaves are used to treat mouth ulcers that happen during winter periods. It is known as manathakkali keerai in Tamil Nadu and kage soppu in Karnataka, and apart from its use as a home remedy for mouth ulcers, is used in cooking like spinach. The boiled extracts of leaves and berries are also used to alleviate liver-related ailments, including jaundice. The juice from its roots is used against asthma and whooping cough. S. nigrum is a widely used plant in oriental medicine where it is considered to be antitumorigenic, antioxidant, anti-inﬂammatory, hepatoprotective, diuretic, and antipyretic activity. Chinese experiments confirm that the plant inhibits growth of cervical carcinoma.
How to cite this article:
Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem, AKM Mamun Ur Rashid, Meher Nowrose, Md. Abu Hossain. Solanum nigrum (Maku): A review of pharmacological activities and clinical effects. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(1):12-17.