Scientific Name: Hyocyamus Niger.
Common Name or English Name: Henbane, Bird Feed and Black Henbane. In the country of Nepal, Hyocyamus Niger is known by the name of Khursani
Jwano and in many ayurvedic medicines, various components of this particular plant are also added and is known by its Sanskrit name (Indian Language) of Parasika yavani.
Commercial use: Seeds, flowers and leaves are that part of Hyocyamus Niger plant that is brought into use for various marketable purposes.
Utilization: Henbane plant is very useful in treating different ailments and is widely used in many medicines because of high nutritious value.
It is also used as a food in feeding birds.
Many gastric disorders, skin swelling, diarrhea, asthma and cough can be cured by henbane plant.
Its seeds are used as tranquilizer in treating certain nervous contagion. If taken in heavy dosages, all parts of the plant can be very toxic. It is also used as a painkiller in treating urinary ailments. Recently, it has been used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Oil extracted from its seeds is useful in relieving a person of a dental pain.
Environment: It is a kind of weed, so hyocyamus Niger plant grows up to a height of 5m. This kind of a plant grows twice in year.
The soil suitable for the sowing of its seeds normally has clay type properties in it and has water absorbing capacity in it.
It is a very stinking kind of a flowery shrub that has a very hairy leaves with yellowish green in color. Seeds of this weed plant are mostly black in color.
Hyocyamus Niger cannot grow in shadow; it needs adequate sunlight for its proper growth and the best part is that the plant can sustain exposure from sea.
Plant of hyocyamus Niger starts bearing flowers in the month of June to August.