Wild egg plant

The Scientific name of Wild Eggplant: Solanum xanthocarpum

Name of Wild Eggplant in different languages:-

English: Devil’s Fig, Prickly Nightshade

Hindi: Kantakari, Ringani

Malayalam: Kantakarichunda-കണ്ടകാരിച്ചുണ്ട

Plant description:

Wild Eggplant is an evergreen spiny spreading shrub, usually growing 50 cm, stem spread the ground and have many branches, both stems and leaves are full of covered with sharp white throne, bark is green in color, flowers are bluish-white,Fruits are green with white line over it, globose turns orange when it ripe.

Leaf Arrangement


Shape-Palmate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, fruit

Medicinal uses:

Treatment of hyperactivity, colds and cough, diabetes, pimples, skin diseases, and leprosy, worms, cold, fever, dysuria, muscular pain, urinary bladder problems.

Chemical contents:

Solanocarpine,solanocarpidine,chronogenic acid, caffeic acid,  potassium nitrate, carpesterol, sitosterol,solamargine, quercetin, isochlorogenic acid, neochronogenic acid, solasodine.

Wild Eggplant is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like:

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