Feb 12, 2014
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Kotschy ex Dunal.

Family ► Solanaceae.

Habitat ► Saurashtra (Gujarat) and Rajasthan.

Ayurvedic ► Brihati (related species).

Folk ► Narkanta (Rajasthan).

Action ► A decoction of the plant is prescribed for the treatment of ulcers.

See S. indicum Linn. contains solamargine and solasodamine. The average alkaloidal content (calculated as solasodine) of leaves collected from Kashmir, is reported to be 0.3% (dry weight basis).

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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