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Herb Information
Name: Kantkari
Biological Name: Solanum xanthocarpum

Solanaceae

Other Names: Choti Katheri, Kantkari

Kantakari, Kateli

Description: 

This herb is found throughout India.

Parts Used: Stems, roots, flowers, fruit
Medicinal Properties

Action 

Herb: alterative, anthelmintic, aperient, astringent, bitter, digestive, diuretic,  expectorant, stomachic

Stems, fruits, flowers-bitter, carminative

Root- diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, anodyne

Uses

The whole herb is useful for the treatment of fevers, coughs, asthma, flatulence, dropsy, heart disease, pain the chest and gonorrhea.

The roots from this herb (in the form of decoction of confection) are frequently recommended for coughs, dysuria, stone in the bladder, dropsy, asthma, catarrhal fever, pain in the chest. It is also useful for the enlargement of the liver and spleen.

This herb is one of the dashamul roots (ten roots) in ayurveda. So, it is one of the important herbs in Indian Medicine.

Dosage: Decotion, powder, juice, fumes

Decoction of herb - 0.5 to 2 oz

Juice of herb - 0.5 to 2 drachms

Safety:

No information about the safety of this herb is available.

Use caution. Ayurvedic herbs are often taken in combination to neutralize the toxicity one herb with the opposing effect of other.

Do not take except under the supervision of a qualified professional.

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