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Latin Name(s): Hyoscyamus niger

English Name(s): Henbane

Sanskrit / Indian Name (s): Ajawain, Parasika yavani


Cure for: It is Used in indigenous medicine for the treatment of Gastro-Intestinal Disorders such as diarrhea, dysentery, atonic dyspepsia, cholera, colic & indigestion. It is considered an effective remedy for relieving asthma, Cough & bronchitis. The seeds are useful in the treatment of migraine & delerium.

It can be either smoked or sniffed to get relief. The oil extracted from the seeds is beneficial in rheumatic & neurological pain.

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