Hyoscyamus aureus

Hyoscyamus aureus L.

Solanaceae

  • Golden Henbane
  • بنج أصفر
  • بنج ذهبي
  • سكرانية
  • سوكران
  • مصيص
  • مصيص دور
  • benj asfar
  • benj dahabi
  • musseis
  • musseis dur
  • sakraniya
  • sokran
  • שִׁכָּרוֹן זָהֹב
  • shikaron zahov

Chamaephyte

  •  Hard rock outcrops
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Hyoscyamus aureus L.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Cancer

Skin cancer

Anti-carcinogenic

Decoct plant in water & spread decoction over skin.

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Dermatological

Skin inflammation/ burns

Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary

Prepare paste from powdered seeds + honey & spread over skin.

FruitZ, B
Gastrointestinal

Gastritis

Anti-Infective, Demulcent

Decoct aerial parts & drink. (TOXIC See CAUTIONS.)

FruitZ
Infectious Diseases

Lower temperature in fevers & malaria

Anti-malarial, Anti-pyretic

Decoct flowers & drink (TOXIC see CAUTIONS.)

FruitB
Mental Health

Nervousness

Anxiolytic

Decoct aerial parts & drink. (TOXIC see CAUTIONS.)

FruitB
Nervous System

Narcotic effect

Narcotic

Place plant under baby`s pillow (where it is believed to work best). (TOXIC see CAUTIONS.)

Fruit /LeafB
Pain Relief

Internal body pain

Analgesic

Decoct plant in water, cool, filter & drink 1 large tablespoon x3/day.(TOXIC see CAUTIONS.)

FruitZ
Pain Relief

Pain in skin & muscles

Analgesic

Decoct plant in water & use externally to massage body.

FruitB
Respiratory

Cough & asthma

Anti-asthmatic, Anti-tussive

Decoct plant + dried figs, sweeten + sugar & drink. (TOXIC see CAUTIONS.)

Aerial partsZ

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Hyoscycamus aureus is a source of the drug hyosyamine (daturine) and all its parts are toxic when taken orally. It can cause impaired vision, convulsions, hallucinations coma & death from heart or respiratory failure. Its use in inducing sleep in a baby is not recomended.