Botanical Name: Solanum nigrum
- English: European black nightshade, Nightshade, Blackberry nightshade,
- Also, known as: Common Nightshade, Makoi, poison berry, yerba mora, Silverleaf nightshade, desert nightshade, western or white horse nettle, Horse or bull nettle, Carolina horse nettle, Jimson weed, Datura, sacred Datura, thorn apple, Indian apple, tolguacha,
Origin: Eurasia & Africa
Parts Used: Entire plant
Solanum nigrum commonly known as Makoi or black nightshade, usually grows as a weed in moist habitats in different kinds of soils, including dry, stony, shallow, or deep soils, and can be cultivated in tropical and subtropical agro climatic regions by sowing the seeds during April–May in well-fertilized nursery beds; it can be used for reclaiming the degraded land as well.
How to use:
The basic method for dried herbs and flower is, take 2-3 tablespoons of dried herb in a cup or teapot. Pour hot water over it and cover it with lid for 10-30 minutes. Hot water is needed to draw out the antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, flavonoids and volatile oils from the botanicals. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal tea with bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
- You can make ice cubes or pops by freezing tea in ice tray or pop molds.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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