Solanum trilobatum

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Solanum trilobatum
Solanum trilobatum flowers.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Solanum
Species: S. trilobatum
Binomial name
Solanum trilobatum
L.

Solanum trilobatum also called as thoodhuvalai (Tamil: தூதுவளை) is an herb used to treat the common cold, cough and asthma. The herb can be consumed by mildly frying it in oil/ghee and then grinding it.

The plant is full of thorns, even the leaves have thorns, it is important to remove these thorns before cooking as the thorns are considered to be mildly toxic. The herb can be stored in powdered form, by drying the leaves under shade and making a powder out of it.

In India, Thailand it is used as a form of traditional medicine.[1]

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