Solanum. Solanum carolinensis.

Botanical name: 

Related entry: "Jatropha"

Synonym—Horse nettle.


Tincture Solanum. Dose, from twenty to sixty minims.
Specific Solanum, made from the root. Dose from five to twenty minims.
Solnine, Solanine, Solanidine, Solanic acid. Horse nettle.

Therapy—The remedy has been used with some success in the treatment of epilepsy. It was used in an Eastern hospital for epileptics experimentally, with a reduction in the number of paroxysms of twenty-five per cent. It may be given in all forms of epilepsy in sufficient frequent doses to produce a sensation of dullness or drowsiness. It has cured some stubborn cases and has relieved many. Its specific field is yet to be determined.

It has been used in the treatment of puerperal convulsions with satisfactory results, in a few cases. In hysterical paroxysms it has been useful.

The American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy, 1919, was written by Finley Ellingwood, M.D.
It was scanned by Michael Moore for the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.