Kantakari Avaleha

Kantakari Avaleha, also known as Kantakari Leha, is a traditional Ayurvedic herbal formulation in the form of a semi-solid jam or paste. It is prepared using Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum) and other medicinal herbs along with jaggery or honey as a base.

Therapeutic Properties and Uses:

1. Respiratory Health: Kantakari Avaleha is primarily used to support respiratory health. It is beneficial in managing conditions like cough, asthma, bronchitis, and other respiratory disorders.

2. Expectorant: It helps in expelling excess mucus and phlegm from the respiratory tract, making it easier to breathe.

3. Anti-inflammatory: The formulation possesses anti-inflammatory properties, which can help alleviate inflammation in the respiratory system.

4. Immune Support: It may contribute to boosting the immune system, especially in cases of respiratory infections.

5. Digestive Aid: Kantakari Avaleha can have a mild digestive-stimulating effect, aiding in better digestion and absorption of nutrients.

6. Anti-parasitic: It may have properties that help combat intestinal worms.

7. Anti-spasmodic: It can help relax and soothe spasms, providing relief from coughing fits.

8. Antioxidant: Some of the ingredients in Kantakari Avaleha are rich in antioxidants, which help neutralize harmful free radicals.

9. Aphrodisiac (in some formulations): Depending on the specific recipe, it may be used to enhance sexual vitality.


The dosage of Kantakari Avaleha may vary depending on factors such as age, health condition, and the specific formulation. It is typically taken in small quantities, usually around 1-2 teaspoons, once or twice a day, with warm water or milk.

Note: It is essential to consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare professional before using Kantakari Avaleha or any other herbal remedy, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking other medications. They can provide personalized advice based on your specific health needs.

Kantakari Avaleha is mainly used in the treatments of Asthma and other respiratory conditions, cough, hiccups, and cold.

The main ingredient is  Indian nightshade Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum

Herbal plants and other ingredients used in the preparation of Kantakari Avaleha

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