kaMokarI, Choti Katheri,Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad and Wendil


Sanskrit: Káòþkárí


Hindi: Choti Katheri

English: None

Latin: Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad and Wendil

Part Used: Stems, roots, flowers, fruit Habitat: Grows abundantly throughout India Energetics: Pungent, bitter VP- K+

Tissues: Plasma, blood, marrow, reproductive

Systems: Respiratory, reproductive

Action: Aperient, digestive, alterative, astringent; stems, fruits, flowers—bitter, carminative; root— diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge.

Uses: One of the da¤hmúl roots; fever, asthma, TB and other lung diseases; kidney disorders, cough, constipation, fumigation for toothache; juice with whey for diuretic; root with chiráyatá and ginger as a febrifuge, berry juice for sore throat, juice with black pepper for rheumatism; decoction for gon- orrhea, conception; fruit powder with honey for chronic coughs in children; root decoction with guæúchí for cough and fever.

Preparation: Decoction, powder, juice, fumes

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