Botanical Name : SOLANUM XANTHOCARPUM
Family Name : SOLANACEAE
Common Name : YELLOW-BERRIED NIGHTSHADE
Parts used : Fruits, whole plant
Habitat : Through out India,
Uses : Fruits eaten as an anthelmintic and for indigestion. Root is an expectorant, used in Ayurvedic medicine for cough, asthma, chest pain. Also used for flatulence, sore throat, and toothache. Has high concentration of solasodine, a starting material for the manufacture of cortisone and sex hormones. It cures asthma, cough, bronchspasm, sore throat, constipation, an effective expectorant and diuretic.
Bhavamisra, an ancient physician, mentions it as promoting conception in females. Given with honey, tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), datura (Datura metal), and black pepper it can be effective in cases of bronchial asthma.
Parts offered : Fruits, whole plant