Hindi: Choti Katheri
Latin: Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad and Wendil
Part Used: Stems, roots, flowers, fruit Habitat: Grows abundantly throughout India Energetics: Pungent, bitter VP- K+
Tissues: Plasma, blood, marrow, reproductive
Systems: Respiratory, reproductive
Action: Aperient, digestive, alterative, astringent; stems, fruits, flowers—bitter, carminative; root— diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge.
Uses: One of the da¤hmúl roots; fever, asthma, TB and other lung diseases; kidney disorders, cough, constipation, fumigation for toothache; juice with whey for diuretic; root with chiráyatá and ginger as a febrifuge, berry juice for sore throat, juice with black pepper for rheumatism; decoction for gon- orrhea, conception; fruit powder with honey for chronic coughs in children; root decoction with guæúchí for cough and fever.
Preparation: Decoction, powder, juice, fumes