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PHYSALIS ALKEKENGI

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Family ► Solanaceae.

Habitat ► Native to South-east Europe and Japan; naturalized in many parts of the world; grown in Indian gardens.

English ► Strawberry Tomato, Winter Cherry. ( Withania somnifera is also known as Winter Cherry.)

Ayurvedic ► Raajaputrikaa.

Unani ► Kaaknaj.

Action ► Berries—diuretic, antitussive, oxytocic, analgesic, febrifuge; used for urinary disorders, suppression of urine, gout and intermittent fevers.

Berries contain flavonoids, including luteolin-7-glucoside and withas- teroids.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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