Makoy is a plant that grows in abundance all over the world. It thrives as a weed in all dry parts of India. It is a Eurasia native perennial herb with a short lifespan. Makoy is a tiny, erect annual plant with soft and smooth branches and stems. It has alternating, egg-shaped leaves and clusters of white, cream, and violet blooms.

Other Names: Inab al-tha’lab, Inab al-dhi’b, Damiyaa, Gurkamai, Kakmachi, Black Nightshade, Garden Nightshade, Petty Morel, Deadly Nightshade, Morelle noir , Schwarzer Nachtschatten, Giftbeere, Hundsbeere, Mondscheinkraut, Saukraut, Sautod, Piludi, Makoi, Makoy, Mako, Ganikayeagida, Ganikegida, ganike, Ganikesopu, Kage hanninagids, Solanum nigrum Linn, Kanoni, Ghati, Rubaah Turbuk, Angoor Shifa, Roozbaaragh, Mako, Kakmachi, Kakamachika, Makoh, Mako, Makoya

When ripe, its fruits are purple or black in colour. Makoy has 82.1 percent hydration, 5.9 percent protein, 1 percent fat, 2.1 percent minerals, and 8.9 percent carbohydrates per 100 gm. This herb contains vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, niacin, and vitamin C. This herb is a member of the Solanaceae family. 

When ingested, its leaves have a powerful purgative (cleaning) function and cause a high sweating response. It encourages perspiration, which aids in body temperature regulation. 

Makoy Applications:

  • This herb's juice is often used to treat fever and to relieve discomfort.
  • Makoy leaf juice is used in the treatment of mouth ulcers. This juice is also used to treat painful menstruation.
  • Makoy also aids in the relief of ear ache.
  • Its fruit is used as a cosmetic, as rubbing its seeds on the cheeks aids in the removal of freckles.
  • It is an excellent herbal medicine for asthma since it clears catarrhal debris and mucus from the bronchial tubes.
  • It treats numerous stomach problems such as cramps, pain, and gas.
  • Makoy also helps to support the joints by aiding in the treatment of rheumatic pain and gout. 
  • Makoy can successfully treat a variety of skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, and freckles.
  • Dieresis can be treated with a decoction made from the leaves and stem of Makoy.
  • It is a crucial element in several medications used to treat liver problems.
  • It also aids in the treatment of urinary tract infections by increasing urine output and discharge.
  • This herb can aid with a variety of mouth-related issues such as gum disease and poor breath.
  • In newborns with stomach troubles, an infusion of the plant is used as an enema.
    • This herb's stem, leaves, and roots are good for wounds and malignant sores.