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Biological Name: Solanum xanthocarpumKantkari

Family: Solanaceae

Other Names: Kantkari, Choti Katheri, Kateli, Kantakari

Additional Info: The plant is indigenous to India.

Elements Applied: Fruit, flowers, roots, and stems are commonly applied in herbal medicine

Used For: The herb itself is known to boost metabolic rates, kill helminthes, relieve stomach conditions, induce expectoration, urination; fight diarrhea, and act as a bitter tonic.

Flowers, fruits, and stems are known to fight flatulence.

The root is used to relieve fevers, induce expectoration, and urination.

Each plant’s part is applied for treating gonorrhea, chest pains, heart conditions, dropsy, flatulence, asthma, coughs, and fevers.

Herb’s root (used as a confection or decoction) is usually prescribed for chest pains, catarrhal fevers, asthma, dropsy, bladder stones, dysuria, and coughs. It is also beneficial in case of enlarged spleen and liver.

The plant belongs to 10 most active root sources in Ayurvedic medicine. Thus, it is highly valued in Indian traditional medicine.

Preparation and Intake: The herb is commonly used in form of fumes, juice, powder, and decoction.

Decoction should be taken at a dose of a half to two ounces. Herb juice is used at a dose of half to two drachms.

Safety: There is no data concerning the plant’s safety level. Exercise care. Herbs in Ayurvedic medicine are commonly used together with other herbal remedies to reduce the toxic effect one of them may produce on the organism.

The herb should be taken only under medical control.