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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