Code

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SLX001

Hindi Name

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Kantakari / Kateri 

English Name

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Thorny Night Shade 

Botanical_Name

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Solanum xanthocarpum  

Description 

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Solanum xanthocarpum is a very common herb in India. It is found almost in every part of India. This herb is also found in South East Asia and Australia.
This herb is a member of Solanaceae plant family. Synonyms are Solanum surattense, and Solanum virginianum
This is a very spiny, prostrate, perennial herb. Spines are straight moreover, yellow. The leaves are ovate or elliptic, acute and hairy. The flowers are purple color. The flowers bloom in Oct
March. The berries are yellow with many seeds. 

Uses

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Extremely useful in all types of coughs and problems related to respiratory system. This herb is useful in curing allergies leading to cough. This also forms a part of Dash Mul (Ten Roots). Roots, Stem, leaves, flowers and fruits are useful parts of this herb as Ayurvedic medicinal herb.