Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Solani Nigri
Common English: Black Nightshade
Winter Cherry Herb
Herbs that Clear Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Cleat and Relieve Toxicity
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Bitter
Slightly Toxic
tincture: 1-3ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Heat, resolves toxicity, invigorates the Blood and reduces swellings

Sores and abscess, pruritic sores and rashes, erysipelas swollen and painful throat and cancer

Treats erysipelas and furuncle topically

Promotes urination, and unblocks painful urinary dysfunction

Hot, painful urinary dysfunction or edema with urinary dysfunction

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Do not use continuously due to accumulated toxicity.

Fol. Isatidis
Da Qing Ye
Rz. Belamcandae
She Gan
(Ma Bo)

Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying
Flos Chrysanthemi Indici
Ye Ju Hua
(Hb. Violae)
(Zi Hua Di Ding)

Hb. Schizonepetae
Jing Jie
Periostracum Cicadae
Chan Tui

Acute, swollen and painful throat.

Topically and internally for abscesses, sores and toxic swellings.

Pruritic sores and rashes.

Itching of eczema.

Hb. Scutellariae Barbatae
Ban Zhi Lian

Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi
Rz. Alismatis
Ze Xie
Fol. Pyrrosiae
Shi Wei


Hot, painful urinary dysfunction.

Edema with urinary dysfunction.


  1. This herb also expels Phlegm, stops cough and alleviates itching.
  2. The leaves are used topically for pemphigus and other toxic swellings. They reduce Heat, disperse Blood, suppress toxic effects of minerals and metals. It also expels corrupted Blood in women and treats bronchitis along with a wide variety of cancers.
  3. It has been shown to have an inhibitory effect on the growth of cancer cells.
  4. The fruit restores the sinews and reduces deep-rooted swellings.
  5. The seed cure furuncles.
  6. It is said to clear fever and treat Heat and swelling.
  7. The root facilitates urination, especially with Caulis Akebiae Mu Tong.
  8. It also treats traumatic injury.
  9. It is said to treat illnesses caused by Wind.
  10. It treats Yuan Qi Deficiency in men and lochioschesis in women.