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Solanum indicum - Brhati
Brihati is an important medicinal plant and extensively used in Ayurveda. It is one of the ten roots (comes under Laghu panchamula) of famous Dashmula (group of ten roots), an excellent formulation for inflammatory conditions.
It contains the steroidal alkaloids, solanine, solanidine and solasodine.
|Malayalam||heru Vazhuthina, Putirichunda|
|Tamil||Chiru vazhuthalai, Papparamulli|
|Telugu||Tella Mulaka, Tellamulaka|
|English||Indian Night Shade, Poison Berry|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)
|Paripinnate||Oblong||Leaf Arrangementis Alternate-spiral|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||pink||Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudo-racemes. Flowering season is November-March|
|oblong pod||Thinly septate, pilose, wrinkled||seeds upto 5||Fruiting throughout the year. Fruiting season is November-March|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Brihati grows well in tropical regions where annual rainfall ranges from 1000 mm to 1500 mm. Sandy loam soil is found to be suitable for the cultivation of this plant.