EXPLORING THE MEDICINAL IMPORTANCE OF SOLANUM XANTHOCARPUM: A REVIEWAbstract
Solanum xanthocarpum, commonly known as Yellow Berried Nightshade or Kantakari, is a medicinal plant mostly found in the dry regions of India. Belonging to the family Solanaceae, this plant consists of several phytochemical and pharmacological properties. According to the researches and studies over the years, it is found that the therapeutic value of the plant lies in anti-inflammatory, a bronchodilator, anti-microbial, wound-healing, anti-cancer, anti-insecticidal, and other activities. The following review gives a critical assessment of the literature to date, combining the information on Solanum xanthocarpum, suggesting its botanical description, chemical constituents, and use in traditional herbal medicine.