Latin Name

Solanum xanthocarpum

English Name

Yellow berried night shade

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

The whole plant

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and vata

Properties and Uses

It has anti-histaminic action therefore used in respiratory conditions such as asthma. It is famously used for chronic cough in children. It has stimulating effect on brain therefore used in conditions with loss of consciousness. It has anthelmintic and diuretic actions hence used in worm infestation and conditions with painful micturition. Due to bitterness it has blood cleansing and anti-pyretic actions therefore used in skin diseases and fevers.

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