Botanical Name: Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad & Wendl
Sanskrit Name: Kantakari
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Family: solanaceae
Occurrence: Wasteland
Habit: shrubs
Parts used:

entire plants

Medicinal uses:

roots are used as expectorant in cough, asthma, catarrhal fever and pain in chest. Juice of fruits- used in sore throats Stem, flours and fruits are bitter and carminative. Leaves are applied locally to relive pain, their juice given with black piper in rheumatism. Dried powder of yellow stigma of violet flowers are mixed with honey and given to the children to cure cough. Smoke of the dried seeds are said to be very carminative and are used to cure painful cavity of the teeth.

Chemical constituents :


Glucosidal alkaloid solanocarpine obtained from the seeds is believed to be identical with Solnine s. Friuts contain carpesteral .