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yellow fruit nightshade

Kantakari {Solanum xanthocarpum}


Kantakari or Kandakari or Yellow Fruit Nightshade


Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Pacifies Vata and Kapha
  2. Taste – Pungent, bitter
  3. Energetics – Heating
  4. Main Traditional Action: skin diseases, inflammations, arthritis, ingredient in dasamoola
  5. Other Traditional Uses: colic, flatulence, rheumatoid arthritis, cough, fever, asthma, bronchitis, amenorrhea, low back pain, hemorrhoids, epilepsy, worm infestations, dental caries, kidney stones, helminthiasis, flatulence, constipation, dyspepsia, anorexia, leprosy, hypertension, hiccough, lumbago, digestive, carminative, appetizer, stomachic, febrifuge, expectorant, laxative, stimulant, diuretic, rejuvenating, and emmenagogue.



Modern Research

Kantakari and its components have been investigated for a number of biological activities including: antioxidant, antifungal, antimalarial, hypoglycaemic, bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, antinociceptive, antiandrogenic, histamine release, cardiac stimulating effects, antimicrobial, apoptosis inducing activity, wound healing, hepatoprotective, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antiurolithiatic activity, and nephroprotective effects.



Products which that contain the herb:



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