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(Plants) any plant of the solanaceous genus Hyoscyamus, of Europe, Asia, and N Africa, including henbane
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek huoskuamos, from hus pig + kuamos bean; the plant was thought to be poisonous to pigs]
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Noun1.hyoscyamus - genus of poisonous herbs: henbaneHyoscyamus - genus of poisonous herbs: henbane  
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
black henbane, henbane, Hyoscyamus niger, stinking nightshade - poisonous fetid Old World herb having sticky hairy leaves and yellow-brown flowers; yields hyoscyamine and scopolamine
Egyptian henbane, Hyoscyamus muticus - poisonous herb whose leaves are a source of hyoscyamine
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Lu, Hyoscyamus praealtus (Decne.) Walp., Belenia praealta Decne., Scopolia praealta (Decne.) Dunal) [6] is locally known as Luntung, reported as a poisonous plant and its leaves are used as antiseptic in cattle's sheds [13].
Study of anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic activities of seeds of Hyoscyamus niger and isolation of a new coumarinolignan.
Yarnell was able to go into great depth on prescribing the herbs corydalis, aconite, Pulsatilla, and hyoscyamus. Yarnell is the owner of Heron Herbs; and what many conference attendees failed to notice was that at their tradeshow vendor booth, Eric had a fair number of samples of herbal pain formulas.
El genero Brugmansia, junto con los generos Datura e Hyoscyamus, posee un alto contenido de alcaloides del tropano como escopolamina, hiosciamina y atropina (4,) (8) .
[157] reported that the hydroxyl scavenging potential of Hyoscyamus niger seeds is responsible for its neuroprotective effect.
Molecular cloning and mRNA expression profiling of the first specific jasmonate iosynthetic pathway gene allene oxide synthase from Hyoscyamus niger.
prostrata partially eliminated the deleterious water stress effects on chlorophyll content as also shown in previous studies done on Hyoscyamus niger (41), Pisum sativum (42) and Catharanthus roseus (43).
Gastrointestinal, selective airways and urinary bladder relaxant effects of Hyoscyamus niger are mediated through dual blockade of muscarinic receptors and Ca++ channels.
In conclusion, the results of this experiment has established some effective methods for improving germination techniques for Hyoscyamus albus L.