Solanum NigrumBlack Nightshade
Below are the strongest indications of Solanum Nigrum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Used with success in ergotism, with tetanic spasms and stiffness of whole body, with mania. Marked action on head and eyes. Meningitis. Chronic intestinal toxaemia. Brain irritation during dentition. Restlessness of a violent and convulsive nature. Formication with contraction of extremities.
Compare: Bell.; Solanum carolinense - Horse-nettle - (convulsions and epilepsy, twenty to forty-drop doses; is of great value in grand mal of idiopathic type, where the disease has begun beyond age of childhood; hysteroepilepsy, also in whooping-cough); Solan. mammosum - Apple Of Sodom - (pain in left hip-joint); Solan. Oleraceum (swelling of mammary gland, with profuse secretion of milk); Solan. Tuberosum (cramps in calves and contraction of fingers; spitting through closed teeth); Solan. vesicarium (recommended in facial paralysis); Solaninum aceticum (threatening paralysis of the lungs in the course of bronchitis in the aged and children must cough a long time before able to raise expectoration; Solan. pseudo Caps ( Acute pains, in lower abdomen); Solan. tuberos. aegrotans - Diseased Potato - (prolapse of the rectum, patulous anus; offensive breath and odor of body; tumors of rectum look like decayed potato; dreams of pools of blood); Solanum tuberosum - Potato Berries - (cramps in the calves of the legs and fingers).
Second to thirtieth potency.
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.