Henbane, Sinking nightshade, Black henbane

Henbane, Sinking nightshade, Black henbane

Sanskrit name: Yavani
Botanical name: Hyoscyamus niger
Habitat: It is found in Central Europe and western Asia.





  • Rasa (taste): Pungent, Bitter
  • Virya (action): Heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and vata, aggravates pitta

General information

Henbane’s leaves are used for medicinal preparation. It is one of the important herb and is in the danger of extinction. The important constituent of henbane is Hyoscyamine, which is one of the important alkaloid in medicinal preparation. It is antispasmodic and mildly diuretic in nature. Its anti-inflammatory activities help to control the pain in joints and muscles.


No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance. Avoid in pregnancy.

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