Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad. 

Family : Solanaceae

Local name : Kata-bengena (As.)

Very prickly, diffuse herb; stem flexouse; branches armed with compressed prickles; leaves ovate or elliptic, sinuate or sub-pinnatifid, rounded and unequal-sided at the base, main lateral nerves armed; flowers few, in extra-axillary shortly peduncled cymes or solitary; fruits berry, yellow or white streaked with green.

Distribution :    Common throughout the state.

Uses :  Roots used in gonorrhoea, bronchitis, puerperal diseases and impotency; leaves used in eczema.


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