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Solanum Xanthocarpum Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Solanum Xanthocarpum
Glycemic Index / Load
Yellow Berried Night Shade
Botanical Name
Solanum Xanthocarpum, Solanum Surattense
Hindi Name
Kantkari, Ban Bhanta, Badikatai, Brihati
Chinese Name
Huang Shui Qi

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Nature of
Solanum Xanthocarpum


Parts Used

Whole Plant, Dried Root

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Solanum Xanthocarpum

Seeds can be injurious for children.
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Solanum Xanthocarpum is a plant.
It is semi perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 1.5 M.
Best used for Cough.

Meridians associated: Liver


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Materia Medica for Solanum Xanthocarpum

Solanum Xanthocarpum General

Solanum Xanthocarpum is known as Kantakari in India. It belongs to the Solanaceae family.
It alleviates Vata and Kapha dosha and balances the Pitta dosha.
It supports the health of the Respiratory System. It removes the Phlegm and Mucus from the bronchial tubes. It cures Respiratory Problems like Bronchitis, Cough and Asthma.
It strengthens the walls of the Stomach and enhances the Stomach functioning. It improves the absorption of nutrients into the body.
It possesses anthelmintic property which kills the worms in the Stomach and prevents Intestinal Infections.
Solanum Xanthocarpum prevents the accumulation of excessive fluids in the tissues and cures Dropsy.
It helps in getting rid of Throat Disorders. It cleanses the Throat and is useful in treating Tonsillitis and Sore Throat. A gargle with Solanum Xanthocarpum extract provides quick relief from Throat ailments.
The topical application of Solanum Xanthocarpum provides relief from Snake Bite and Scorpion Bite.
It is beneficial in curing Gum Diseases. It stops the bleeding from the Gums and prevents the Bacterial attack. Smoking the dried fruits in form of a cigarette helps in conquering Dental Infections.
It alleviates the symptoms of Chest Pain and cures Heart Diseases.
Solanum Xanthocarpum is a good herbal remedy for losing body fat and curing Obesity.
The leaf juice is an effective method of getting relief from Headache and Migraine Headache.
The antiinflammatory property reduces the Pain and Swelling of the Joints. Thus, it improves the condition in Arthritis.
Solanum Xanthocarpum promotes Hair growth. The leaf juice applied on scalp removes Dandruff and improves Hair growth.
The presence of antioxidant and anticancer agents makes it an effective remedy against Cancer. It is particularly effective against Lung Cancer and Colon Cancer.

Caution: Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Keywords: Respiratory Problems, Bronchitis, Cough, Asthma, Intestinal Infections, Dropsy, Throat Disorders, Tonsilitis, Sore Throat, Snake Bites, Scorpion Bites, Gum Diseases, Chest Pain, Heart Diseases, Obesity, Migraine, Headache, Pain, Swelling.
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Solanum Xanthocarpum for Abscess

Take a Solanum Xanthocarpum flower. Fry in little Almond oil. Cool and apply on the affected part.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Headache

Take a handful dried Solanum Xanthocarpum leaves. Fry in Sesame oil. Strain and apply lukewarm on the scalp.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Joint Pain

Fry some Solanum Xanthocarpum leaves in Sesame oil. Strain. Apply lukewarm on the affected part once a day.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Body Odour

Apply lukewarm mixture of crushed Solanum Xanthocarpum leaves and Sesame oil once a day.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Dysuria

Squeeze out the juice of Solanum Xanthocarpum fruit. Take 1/4 teaspoon with one teaspoon Honey.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Earache

Take out the pulp of Solanum Xanthocarpum fruit. Steam one cup pulp with Sesame oil. Strain and cool. Use it as ear drop daily.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Leprosy

Prepare a mixture of one cup pulp of Solanum Xanthocarpum fruit and 1/4 cup of Sesame oil. Heat and apply lukewarm on the affected part.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Toothache

Inhale the smoke of burnt Yellow Berried Night Shade seeds once a day.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Throat Disorder

Take a handful of dried Solanum Xanthocarpum leaves. Boil in one liter water. Strain. Swish with lukewarm.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Swelling

Crush the fruit of Solanum Xanthocarpum to make paste. Apply it over Swollen parts.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Ascaris

Make a root decoction of Solanum Xanthocarpum. Have it twice a day.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Respiratory Diseases

Boil 10 g roots of Solanum Xanthocarpum in a cup of water. Drink it once a day. It helps in soothing Respiratory tract.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Lower Back Pain

Consume 30 ml root decoction of Solanum Xanthocarpum daily.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Cough

Take 30 g dried seeds of Solanum Xanthocarpum. Make its decoction. Drink 10 ml thrice a day.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Sore Throat

Extract juice from the fruits of Solanum Xanthocarpum. Take 2 tsp of it thrice a day.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Rheumatism

Solanum Xanthocarpum has Antirheumatic effect. It is beneficial in cubing Pain and inflammation.
Crush leaves of Solanum Xanthocarpum and extract the juice. Take 30 ml daily by adding 5 g of Black Pepper powder in it.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Piles

Burn the plant of Solanum Xanthocarpum. Place a piece of cloth over the smoke. Apply it over Pile mass.

Solanum Xanthocarpum as Antivenin

Grind roots of Solanum Xanthocarpum to make paste. Mix it with Lemon juice. Apply it over affected part.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Gum Diseases

Boil properly washed plant of Solanum Xanthocarpum until water in gets half. Use it for swish. You may add Black Mustard for better results.

Solanum Xanthocarpum as an Aphrodisiac

Consume 1 fruit of Solanum Xanthocarpum once a day.

Solanum Xanthocarpum for Menstrual Disorders

Take half tsp of Solanum Xanthocarpum seeds with lukewarm water. Have it once a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Cold 5

Grind equal quantity of Solanum Xanthocarpum and Cubeb roots. Boil 2 pinches powder in one cup water. Add one teaspoon Honey. Drink lukewarm once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Cough 26

Take one pinch each of Solanum Xanthocarpum roots powder and Cubeb powder. Boil in one cup water. Add one teaspoon Honey. Have it lukewarm.

Herbal Treatment For Phlegm 4

Powder Solanum Xanthocarpum and Cubeb roots. Take 2 pinches of the prepared powder with Honey for 3 days.

Herbal Treatment For Toothache 3

Take a handful of dried Solanum Xanthocarpum leaves and half teaspoon Mustard seeds. Boil in one liter water. Strain. Swish with lukewarm twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Scorpion Sting 1

Powder the Solanum Xanthocarpum roots. Mix in Lime juice. Apply on the affected part.

Herbal Treatment For Snake Bite 2

Apply mixture of Solanum Xanthocarpum roots powder and Lime juice on the affected part.

Herbal Treatment For Bad Breath 9

Use Solanum Xanthocarpum ( Kantkari ) mixed with some Vinegar ( Sirka ) as a mouthwash.

Herbal Treatment For Bad Breath 10

Mix 1-2 tablespoons of Vinegar ( Sirka ) in 1/4 cup of Solanum Xanthocarpum juice. Use as a mouthwash twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 10

Add Solanum Xanthocarpum juice and Vinegar (Sirka ) in equal amounts and use for gargle.
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03 Nov 2019
This is very beneficial collection of herbal information. Kindly add photos of herbs
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05 Nov 2019
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