Vrahati (Solanum indicum)
Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Vrahati
Vrahati or Solanum indicum possesses potent anti-inflammatory properties. It is one among the Dashmoola group of 10 roots. Not only its roots but even its fruits are used for treating different conditions among which the most common condition is respiratory disorder. Vrahati is found throughout India and most commonly is waste accumulating areas, open scrublands and roadsides. It is a branched shrub that is quite prickly and grows at the height of 1 to 5 meters. The small branches of this shrub feature small star-shaped hair while the prickles are shiny yellow. The leaves of this shrub are generally 10 cm in length and it grows purple flowers which are 2 cm long. The fruits are round and dark yellow in colour.
Medicinal Uses of Vrahati
The wide scale medicinal uses of Vrahati include: