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SOLANUM ACULEATISSIMUM

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Family ► Solanaceae.

Habitat ► Assam and Kerala, in damp and waste places.

Ayurvedic ► Brihati (related species, used in Kerala). Brihati and Kantakaari have been used in Indian medicine as synonyms.

Action ► Both fruit and leaves contain glycoalkaloid solanine; immature fruits contain more of it than the ripe ones. Air-dried leaves and fruits contain 0.26 and 0.14% of alkaloids, respectively. See S. indicum Linn.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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