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KAKAMACHI

kakamachi, makoyLatin Name - Solanum Nigrum

Family - Solanaceae

SYNONYMS

English - Garden night shade, black night shade, petty morel.

Hindi - Makoi,

Sanskrit - Kakamachi, Kakahva

PHARMACODYNAMICS

Rasa (Taste) - Tikta (Bitter)

Guna (Quality) – Laghu (Light), Snigdha (Smooth)

Virya (Potency) - Anushna (Not Too Hot)

Vipaka (After Taste) – Katu (Pungent)

PARTS USED

Whole plant, fresh leaves, fruits.

DOSE

Juice - 10-20 ml,

Fruit powder - 1-3 gm.

Decoction - 20-50 ml.

EFFECT ON TRIDOSHAS

It balances all the three doshas.

PHYSICAL FEATURES

It is a very common weed occurring in our backyard. It is however found abundantly growing in all parts of the globe. The plant derived its name Petty morel in the 14th century when it was used by patients of dropsy and canker.

The ripe berries and leaves of the plant are used as food in some tribal areas.

ACTIVE CHEMICALS

Steroidal alkaloid glycosides

Solasonine

Alpha and beta solanigrine

Alpha and beta solamargine

Sapogenin, diosgenin, tigogenin

TOXICITY

It is a very poisonous plant and is not meant for any kind of use in pediatric age group. Its leaves have a strong purgative action when consumed and also stimulates a strong sweating response. It promotes perspiration thereby, helping to maintain the body temperature.

Consumption in large doses may however, lead to death from cardiac arrhythmias, Diarrhea, vomiting, convulsions or may be even paralysis in severe cases. It should therefore be taken in very calculated doses as even slightly higher doses lead to poisoning which may be dangerous if not fatal. In spite of such high levels of toxicity the plant has immense medicinal value in a number of diseases.

PLANET AYURVEDA'S LIVER DETOX FORMULA

Planet Ayurveda has put together a bunch of herbs that support the Liver and help to maintain all its functions. Planet Ayurveda's Liver detox formula contain standardized extract of the following herbs.

It is a great natural supplement that works towards the maintenance of Liver and other abdominal organs.

Liver detox formula contains a mixture of the following herbs:-

  • Kutki- Picrorrhiza kurrao
  • Punarnava- Boerrhavia diffusa
  • Kalmegh- Andrographis panniculata
  • Makoi- Solanum nigrum
  • Kaasni- Chicorium intybus
  • Biranjasipha- Achillea millefolium- Yarrow
  • Jhavuka- Tamarix galluca
  • Himsra- Capparis spinosa
  • Haritaki- Terminalia chebula

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