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Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad
  • Family : Solonaceae
  • Synonyms : Solanum surattense
  • English : Yellow berried nightshade, Febrifuge plant
  • Hindi : Katai, Katali,
  • Gujarati : Bharingani
  • Sanskrit : Kantakari

  • Part used : Panchang

Botanical Description:  :A prickly diffuse bright green suffrutescent perrenial herb woody at the base, with zig zag branches that spread close to the ground covered over with strong broad sharp, compressed, straight, yellowish white prickles; leaves lyrate, ovate-oblong, stellately hairy on both sides, armed on the mid rib and the nerves with long yellow sharp prickles; flowers blue or bluish purple in extra axillary cymes; fruits glabrous, globular drooping berry, yellow or white with green veins, surrounded by the calyx; seeds many, small, reniform, smooth and yellowish brown. Flowering and fruiting from September to Febuary.

It is found throughout India.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Katu, Tikta
  • Guna : Laghu, Ruksa
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Sothahara, Dipana, Pacana, Amodasanasaka, Kanthya

Modern Pharmacological Action:   The alcohol extract of Solanum xanthocarpum leaves possess significant antiulcer activity against experimentally induced ulcers in rats. There was an inhibitory effect on acid secretory mechanisms which may be due to the presence of the venal compounds. The leaves showed antihyperglycemic and antioxidant (field grown & in vitro raised) on alloxan induced diabetic rats. It also showed synergistic anti inflammatory activity.

Our Products containing this ingredient

  • Cutisora Tablet
  • Shyamala Herbal Hair Oil
  • Step Syrup
  • Step tablet
  • Step Capsule
  • Trichup Oil
  • Zeal SF Cough Syrup
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  • Zeal Tablet