Latin name : Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad & Wendl., S.surattense (Solanaceae) Syn. Burm. L., S.virginianum
Sanskrit/Indian name : Kantakari, Nidigadhika, Kateli
Urdu Name : Katai
General information :
Yellow Berried Nightshade is an extremely vital herb in Hindu medicinal practice. Revered for its therapeutic properties, the herb is found in many parts of India.
Yellow Berried Nightshade is one of the chief ingredients in Dashamoola Rasayanam, an Ayurvedic preparation for the treatment of respiratory ailments. The herb is also a digestive and a carminative, which facilitates the treatment of gastrointestinal problems.
Therapeutic constituents :
The glycoalkaloid and fatty acid fractions of the plants extract cause a release of histamine from chopped lung tissue. The beneficial effect of the drug for bronchial asthma may be attributed to the depletion of histamine from bronchial and lung tissue (Indian Medicinal Plants—An Illustrated Dictionary, C.P.Khare. 120. 2007).
Key therapeutic benefits :
- The herb is helpful in treating respiratory disorders like bronchial asthma, cough and bronchitis.
- Yellow Berried Nightshade facilitates the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders like constipation and flatulence, because of to its laxative and carminative properties.