Medicinal properties of Kantakari (Solanum surattense)

World is full of so many wonderful herbs what plays a vital role in maintaining our health and vitality. Kantakari is one of those rare breed of herbs that helps our humankind in a great way. So let us explore it.
Scientific Name
Ø Solanum surattense
Local Names
Kantakari, Dhusparsha, Khudra, Bayghri, Nindika, Chotti Keteri, Bhatkateyoa, Rangani, Kandiyari, Kunda, Badangjan, Berri, Badangajan Berri, Yellow Berried night Shade.
Used Part
Ø Whole plant.
Interesting Facts
Ø It consists of diosgenin.
Ø The ashes of the plant give Potassium Nitrate, Carbonate, and Sulphate.
Ø The Seeds consist of  aromatic oil
Ø It is bush type plant
Medicinal Properties & Uses
Ø It is very much effective in Cough.
Ø It is very much effective in Productive Cough.
Ø It is very much effective in dental carries.
Ø It is very much effective in dental ache.
Ø It is very much effective in Piles
Ø It is very much effective Indigestion.
Ø It is good for Running Nose (Bhayagri tail, oil made from the seeds used locally).
Ø It is useful in the patients suffering from frequent loss of consciousness.
Ø It is very much effective in body ache
Ø It is very much effective in Osteoarthritis
Ø It is very much effective loss of digestive power.
Ø It is very much effective for the treatment of intestinal worms
Ø It is very much effective for Hypertension.
Ø It is very much effective in Blood disorder.
Ø It is very much effective in skin disorders.
Ø It is very much effective in Syphilis.
Ø It is very much effective in Rheumatic Fever.
Ø It is very much effective in Bronchial Asthma.
Ø It is very much effective in the cases with Hiccup.
Ø It is very much effective in Laryngitis
Ø It is very much effective in the treatment of  renal stones
Ø It is very much effective UTI.
Ø It is very much effective amenorrhoea.
Ø It is very much effective dysmenorrhoea
Ø It is effective in impotency.
Ø it works great in the implantation of fertile ovum.
Ø It is great for people suffering from fever.
Ø It is good for the people suffering from eczema
Contraindication
Almost a safe herb but few precaution  is better take as very less studies till now conducted on his herbs like,
Ø Avoid in Pregnancy.
Ø Avoid during lactation.
Ø Avoid during pre-operative or post-operative stages.
Ø Avoid in any case of reaction noted after use.
Preparations
Ø Bayagri Haritaki
Ø Kantakari Ghrita
Ø Kantakari Avaleha
Ø Vasa Kantakari Avaleha
Ø Bayagri Oil
Ø Also used in most of the herbal Cough Syrups.


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