Latin Name

Solanum indicum

English Name

Indian nightshed

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Root, Fruit
(मूल, फल)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It has mucolytic and anti-tussive action hence used in respiratory disorders like sinusitis, asthma, hoarseness of voice where it relieves bouts of cough and reduces formation of sticky mucus. It acts as an appetizer and used in dyspepsia. Seeds are used in post-partum phase where it helps in contraction of uterus. It is also used in treatment of fever.

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