Plant Information

Common Name: BERRY - NIGHT SHADE, BLACK, Nastergal (Afr)
Scientific Name: Solanum nigrum

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Solanum nigrum
Solanum nigrum
Solanum nigrum


  • Perennial
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Culinary Uses

  • Ripe black fruits are edible
  • Syrup for ice cram and jam

Parts Used

  • Leaves and ripe fruit

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-eczema
  • Anti-pruritic (jeuk)
  • Treat chronic eczema
  • Treat anti-pruritic skin conditions
  • Treat eye inflammation
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