Medicinal Importance of Solanum nigrum Linn; A Review

Ali Zeeshan, Waheed Amjad, Waheed Amjad, Sidra Faiz, Sidra Faiz, Mohsin Noor, Mohsin Noor, Waseem Akram, Waseem Akram, Iqra Yameen, Iqra Yameen, Horia Hassan, Horia Hassan, Kainat Majeed, Kainat Majeed


Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade) is an indigenous medicinal plant that has been utilized in traditional medical systems for ages. S. nigrum includes bioactive substances such as alkaloids, flavonoids, steroids, and saponins, according to phytochemical research. Extracts and isolated chemicals indicate antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, immune-stimulating, therapeutic, and heart-protective effects. S. nigrum extracts, in particular, limit cancer cell growth, minimize chemically induced organ damage, alter immunological function, and provide protection against oxidative stress, according to animal and cell culture studies. S. nigrum has traditionally been used for the prevention of symptoms such as discomfort, inflammation, infections, and problems with the gastrointestinal tract. Overall, this comprehensive study reveals the varied therapeutic qualities of S. nigrum that demand further exploration.


Solanum nigrum; Antioxidant activity; Antiproliferative; Antifungal; Antistress effect

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