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Hyoscyamus niger(Henbane)

Common Name: Henbane
Plant name: Hyoscyamus niger

Chemical constituents: The chief constituents of hyoscyamus seeds, besides fixed oil and fatty matter, gum, starch, albuminous matter, etc., are two alkaloids, hyoscyamine and hyoscine .
Uses:
In treating cramps and irritable bowel syndrome.
In cramping pain caused by kidney stones and gallstones, and Parkinson’s disease.
 In addition, it is used to decrease side effects of  insecticides.
Decreases acid production in the stomach.


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