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Solanum pubescens

Scientific Name: Solanum pubescens| English: Thornless turkey berry| Sanskrit: | Hindi: Bhankatiya | Bengali: Tita bagoon| Marathi: Kadu Vilaiti vangi, Kadu Marang | Tamil: Kaattu sundai kaai| Telugu: Usthi kaai| Malayalam: Cheriachunda | Kannada: Hucchu Sonde|

Medicinal Uses:

For controlling Epileptic fits, seizures and convulsions.

Medicinal properties:

Alterative ( Restores and balances normal bodily functions), Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Anticonvulsant, Expectorant, Antipyretic and Diuretic

Traditional uses:

  1. The fruits are extremely bitter. They are lightly crushed so that the fruit opens up and the seeds are expelled. The fruits are then dried and used either for garnishing or for making a bitter, sour and spicy gravvy. Integrating these berries in the diet and taking them ocassionally helps tone the immune system, the digestive system and also keeps bacterial and viral infections at bay.

  2. 20-30 ml of Decoction of the berries and flowers can be taken to control cough ( Care should be taken not to overdose as the decoction is quite potent and has to be used with caution)

Disclaimer: For the untrained eye, many plants appear similar. Do not attempt to harvest and use herbs until and unless you are familiar with herb identification and usage.

If you want to use any of the herbs mentioned on these blogs, please do so under the guidance of a doctor or a holistic practitioner. You can also write to us at for usage information specific to your issue.


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