Inab-us-Salab/ Makoh / Mako
Black nightshade, Deadly nightshade, Garden nightshade, Wonder berry
Temperament of the Drug
(Cold 2° and Dry 2°)
Scientific Name/ Botanical Name
Solanum nigram Linn.
Fruits/ whole plant
Actions/ Therapeutic Uses
It has many health benefits. It is used both as food and medicine. It is Anti-tumorigenic, Antioxidant, Anti- inﬂammatory, Analgesic, Anti-asthmatic, Anti-bacterial, Hepatoprotective, Diuretic, Anti-dysenteric, Appetizer, Astringent, Blood Purifier, Cathartic, Cholagogue, Demulcent and Antipyretic. Specially used in the treatment of viral hepatitis, Jaundice, Visceral inflammations, Gastric inflammations, Gout, Ear pain, Cough and Cold, Convulsions, Dropsy, Cervical carcinoma, General Debility, Flatulence, Fever, Peptic ulcers. etc. This plant's leaves are specially used to treat mouth ulcers. Poultice of the leaves are also applied to burns and considered good for ulcers.
Arq-e- Mako, Arq-e- Murawwaqain, Arq-e- Baranjaasif, Arq-e- Gaz, Arq-e- Ma-ul- Jubn, Arq-e- Ma-ul- Lahm Mako Kansi wala, Dawa-e- Aabzan, Kushta Raskapur, Rooh-e-Mako, Sharbat-e- Baboonah, Zimaad-e- Mohallil, Zimaad-e- Kabid.
Arq-e- Mako 120 ml, Dried Fruit 5-7 gms., Juice of the leaves 48- 60 ml.