SOLANUM XANTHOCARPUM. (Yellow-berried nightshade) Spiny, diffuse herb found throughout India. Root is an expectorant; used in Ayurvedic medicine for for cough, asthma, chest pain. Also used for flatulence, sore throat, and toothache. Has high concentration of solasodine, a starting material for the manufacture of cortisone and sex hormones. Bitter fruits are used in Indian curries.
Any statement made concerning medical
conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The
seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with
the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.