Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Manithakkali - Solanum nigrum

Manithakkali Solanum nigrum
Manithakkali - Solanum nigrum

Properties of Manithakkali

Botanical name Solanum nigrum Linn.
Family Solanaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Kakamachi
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Tikta, Katu
Guna Lakhu, Rooksha,
Virya Ushna
Name of the herb in other languages
Malayalam Manithakkali, Mulaku takkali

Description of the Plant

An erect, branched, annual herb; leaves single, opposite, long petiolated, lanceolate and acute; flowers small in axillary pannicles; fruits many; green when unripe and bright red when ripe, with single seed. Ripe fruits look like tomato and hence the name.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated thridosas, tumor, cough, asthma, inflammation and skin diseases, plant has anti-cancerous property. It is a controversial plant with Solanum nigrum.

Useful parts of the herb

Whole plant

Manithakkali Solanum nigrum
Manithakkali - Solanum nigrum

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