A Review on Solanum Virginianum (Solanaceae): Phytochemical and Pharmacological Properties
Keywords:Solanum virginianum, Kantakarika, Solamargine, Mukundara tribals, Dasamulasava. Jigrine
Solanum virginianum L. (Syn.: Solanum xanthocarpum) Family, Solanaceae; also known as Yellow berried nightshade or Kantkari is one of the members of the dashmula (ten roots) of the Ayurveda. It is a very spiny diffuse herb up to 1.2 m tall, commonly found throughout India, used in medicine in various forms, such as decoction, electuary, ghrita, etc. It is utilized for the curing of fever, bronchial asthma and cough throughout Indian subcontinent since ancient times. Therefore, researchers have tested biological activities of extracts and pure compounds from different parts of this herb. A range of pharmacological effects, such as antiurolithiatic, antihepatotoxic, antioxidative and anti -hyperglycaemic was observed supporting its use in traditional medicine.
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