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Family: Solanaceae (Potato family)
Genus: Solanum
Botanical name: Solanum trilobatum
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: achuda, agnidamani, agnidamini, alarka, vallikantakarika
Hindi:
English: Purple Fruited Pea Eggplant, Thai nightshade
Malayalam: Tutuvela, Tudavalam
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
This is a perennial creeper having tri -lobed leaf with thorns on stem and leaf as well. Flowers are purple colour berries are small and turn red when they matured. The flowers are in extra auxiliary racemes. 3-3.5 cm across, Plant is an armed climbing shrub. Berries red when ripe.
All parts of this common shrub of Southern India are useful in asthma, chronic febrile affections and difficult parturition. A decoction of the root and leaves is given in consumption. Siddha physicians consider this drug as a specific and prepare a ghee from this for use in tuberculosis, and use as food for all kinds of lung diseases.
Solanum trilobatum
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