Botanical Name Solanum surattense
Family Solanaceae
Origin India
Description Kshiravidari is a shrub that grows up to 1-3 meters in height. It has green leaves and small white or violet flowers that bloom in the summer. The fruits are small berries that turn from green to yellow when ripe.
Parts Used The roots and leaves of Kshiravidari are used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Dose The recommended dose of Kshiravidari varies depending on the specific preparation and the condition being treated. It is important to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner for proper dosage guidance.


Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Kshiravidari is used in several Ayurvedic formulations including Kshiravidari churna, Kshiravidari kwath, and Kshiravidari guggulu.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) There is no known antidote for Kshiravidari.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (quality): Laghu (light), Ruksha (dry), Tikshna (sharp)
Rasa (taste): Katu (pungent), Tikta (bitter)
Vipak (metabolism): Katu (pungent)
Virya (potency): Ushna (hot)
Prabhav (special effect): Kaphavatahara (balances Kapha and Vata doshas)
Other Names Sanskrit: Kshiravidari, Kantakari
Hindi: Kateli
Bengali: Kanta-kari
Kannada: Nelamulli, Dabbi-gida
Malayalam: Kantakari
Marathi: Kakandi
Oriya: Kata-kari
Tamil: Nayuruvi
Telugu: Takkeda-vommu



Distribution Kshiravidari is native to India and can be found throughout the country.
Pharmacognosy The roots and leaves of Kshiravidari are used in Ayurveda for their medicinal properties. They contain alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, and glycosides.
Cultivation Kshiravidari grows well in a tropical climate and can be propagated through seeds or cuttings.
Physical Constituents Kshiravidari contains tannins, flavonoids, and glycosides.
Chemical Constituents Kshiravidari contains several alkaloids including solanine and solasonine.



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