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Yellow berried nightshade
Scientific name of yellow berried nightshade: Solanum Xanthocarpum
Name of yellow berried nightshade in different languages:-
Sanscrit: Kantakari and Nidigadhika
Hindi: Kateli, Katai and Ringani
Malayalam: Kandakarichunda കണ്ടകാരിച്ചുണ്ട
Kantkari or yellow-berried nightshade is a very spiny shrub, grows up to 1.3 m tall, commonly found in wastelands, roadsides, in plantations as a weed. Leaves are big, green and bottom part contain thrones, many branched, stem are green and spiny, flowers are seen in clusters at the end of branches, pale blue or white in color, seeds are dark green, in clusters orange-red when ripe, contain a number of seed inside the berries.
Useful plant parts:
Fruits, Whole Plant.
Kantkari or Yellow-berried nightshade. is useful in treating worms, cold, hoarseness of voice, fever, dysuria, migraine, asthma enlargement of the liver, muscular pain, spleen and stone in the urinary bladder, irregular menstruation, cardiac diseases associated with edema etc. The juice of berries can be used in the treatment of sore throat. Roots and seeds are administered in asthma and cough. Stem, flowers, and fruits are prescribed for relief in burning sensation of feet. Leaves are applied locally to reduce pain. One of the Dasamula (ten roots) of Ayurveda.
Carpesterol, potassium nitrate, fatty acid, diosgenin, solanocarpidine, sitosterol, isochlorogenic acid etc.
How to prepare medicines:
The decoction of the root is given with honey is useful in the treatment of the cough problems.