Hyoscyamus muticus Linn

Family ► Solanaceae.

Habitat ► North-western Himalayas. Cultivated on limited scale in North Indian plains.

English ► Egyptian Henbane.

Ayurvedic ► Paarsika-yavaani (related species), Turushkaa.

Unani ► Ajwaayin Khuraasaani, Shuukraan, Tukhm-bang.

Action ► Sedative.

The leaves and flowering tops contain higher concentration of tropane alkaloids than other species of Hyoscy-amus, used as a source of hyoscine.

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