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Asian Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Science
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 140) Last page : ( 144)
Print ISSN : 2231-5640. Online ISSN : 2231-5659.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5659.2018.00025.5

The Comprehensive Review on Kantakari Plant

Dalvi Yogita V.*

Assistant Professor, YSPM YTC Faculty of Pharmacy, Satara (MH) India-415 004

*Corresponding Author E-mail: yogitav.dalvi@gmail.com

Online published on 24 October, 2018.

Abstract

Large number of herbal drugs accessible in India, but very few have been studied systematically so far. Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad and Wendl) of the family Solanaceae is one of the dasamoola and commonly used drug in Ayurveda for curing various diseases. The Kantakari plant used as a different part like leaves, stem, flower, root, seeds or as a whole plant. The drug has marvelous uses as antibacterial, anthalmentic, anti fungal, anti-asthmatic, hypoglycemic, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor, anti-tussive, antipyretic, antispasmodic, anti-histaminic, hypotensive, cytotoxic activity, and Mosquito larvicidal activity. The present review aims to document the potential prospects of Kantakari plant for the further scientific investigation for the development of effective therapeutic compounds.

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Keywords

Herbal drugs, Kantakari, Ayurveda.

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