Family Solanaceae

Habitat ► Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh up to 2,500 m.

English ► Indian Belladonna, Indian Atropa.

Ayurvedic ► Suuchi.

Unani ► Luffaah, Luffaah-Barri, Yabaruj, Shaabiraj.

Action ► Highly poisonous; sedative, narcotic, anodyne, nervine, antispasmodic (used in paralysis); parkinsonism; encephalitis; carcinoma; spastic dysmenorrhoea; whooping cough, spasmodic asthma; colic of intestines, gall bladder or kidney, spasm of bladder and ureters; contraindicated in enlarged prostate.

Key application ► In spasm and colic-like pain in the areas of

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