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Medicinal Parts: The medicinal parts are the dried herb collected during the flowering season
Flower and Fruit: The small white flowers are in 6- to 10-blossomed, umbel-like, nodding, axillary inflorescences. The calyx is 5-tipped and does not drop. The corolla is 5-tipped with a short tube. There are 5 stamens with clavate anthers inclining toward each other. The corolla is rotate and has 1 superior ovary. The fruit is a pea-sized black, occasionally green or yellow, berry.
Leaves, Stem and Root: Solanum nigrum is an annual plant 10 to 50 cm in height. The stem is erect, leafy and angular with outward-inclined branches. The leaves are fleshy, petiolate, rhomboid or ovate. They narrow to a cuneate base, which is crenate-dentate and glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
Characteristics: The plant has a …