Kantakari is a very useful Ayurvedic herb.



  • Used widely in the treatment of cough, cold, asthma and such other respiratory tract conditions.


  • Kantkari is useful in treating worms, cold, hoarseness of voice, fever, dysuria, enlargement of the liver, muscular pain, spleen and stone in the urinary bladder.
  • Nasal administration of kantkari is beneficial in migraine, asthma and headache.
  • Its dried fruit is used in making cigarettes. The smoke from these cigarettes is held in the mouth cavity, to treat dental infections.
  • The juice of the berries is used in curing sore throat.
  • The fumigation of kantakari is helpful in piles.
  • The herb is made to a paste and applied on swollen and painful joints to reduce the pain and swelling in arthritis.
  • Roots and seeds are used as an expectorant in asthma, cough and pain in chest.
  • The decoction of the root is given with honey, to treat cough.
  • The root is ground to a paste and mixed with lemon to cure snake and scorpion bites.
  • Its stem, flowers and fruits, being bitter and carminative, are used for relieving burning sensation in the feet.
  • Kantakari fruits also facilitate seminal ejaculation, alleviate worms, itching, and fever and reduce fats.
  • The fruit works as an aphrodisiac in males.
  • Its seeds are helpful for treating irregular menstruation and dysmenorrheal in females.
  • The herb is beneficial in the treatment of cardiac diseases associated with edema, since it is a stimulant to the heart and a blood purifier.
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  • Kantkari should not be taken during pregnancy.



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Source: EasyAurveda, http://easyayurveda.com/2014/04/19/kantakari-solanum-surattense-benefits-dose-usage-side-effects/

ILoveIndia, http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-herbs/solanum-xanthocarpum.html

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