Makoy (Solalum Nigrum)

Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Makoy

The scientific name of Makoy is Solalum Nigrum. It is also known as Black Night Shade. It is small, erect, soft and delicate herb of Ayurveda with smooth branches and stems. Black night shade has many medical benefits. Its leaves are effectively used in disorders caused due to indigestion. The direct raw juice of Makoy can be mixed with other juices and is effective in curbing peptic ulcers, flatulence and colitis. The infusion of this plant is quite effective in dysentery and various other stomach problems. To remove phlegm and catarrhal matter from bronchial tubes in patients suffering with asthma, this plant is used.

The syrup of this vegetable can be served to the patient with high fever as a cooling liquid. In chronic skin problems, the juice of Makoy can be used in the proportion of 180-220 ml. Other skin diseases like psoriasis, eczema, acne etc. can also be curbed by applying it on affected area. Use the paste of black night shade on corrosive ulcers, herpes, severe burns, rheumatic joints, suppurating syphilitic.

The leaves of this plant can easily be blended with other vegetables and pulses and can be used to garnish butter milk and add taste to coconut milk and cow’s milk.