Solanum surattense

Botanical Name Solanum surattense
Common Name Kanteli
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Solanum
Species: surattense
Part used Whole plant, fruits, seeds, flowers, leaves, stem and root.
Medicinal Properties Alterative, antiasthmatic, aperient, astringent, bitter, digestive, duretic, febrifuge, pungent, carminative, anodyne, antiemetic and expectorant.
Medicinal Use Whole plant used in bronchitis, cough, constipation and in dropsy, decoction used in gonorrhoea and promotes conception. Fruits, flowers and stem: prescribed in vesicular and watery eruption, juice of the berries beneficial in sorethroat, fine powder mixed with honey cures children chronic cough. Leaves: juice with black pepper given in rheumatism. Root: useful in catarrhal affections, pain in the chest.
ChemistryBeta-carotene, caffeic, chlorogenic, isochlorogenic, neochlorogenic acids, esculin, esculetin, scopoletin, cycloartanol, cholesterol, diosgenin.
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatCommon in waste places, road-sides and along railway lines throughout Rajasthan.
DescriptionA prickly, diffuse herb. Leaves: ovate or elliptic sinuate or subpinnatifid glabrescent, with many straight spines. Flowers: borne in few-flowered, lateral cymes. Corolla blue, lobes shallow. Fruits: globose, glabrous berries, whitish and green-blotched, yellow when ripe. Seeds: glabrous. Flowers and fruits from March-July.