A Holistic Approach on Review of Solanum virginianum. L.Madhavi H Rane, Neha K Sahu, Saininand S Ajgoankar, Nikhil C Teli and Deepa R Verma*
Department of Botany, VIVA College, Virar (W)-401 303, Maharashtra, India.
- *Corresponding Author:
- R Verma
Department of Botany
VIVA College, Virar (W)-401 303
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Received: 15/04/2014 Accepted: 18/05/2014 Revised: 12/05/2014
Solanum virginianum L (Syn.:- Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad. & H. Wendl.), commonly known as wild eggplant or nightshade plant, is a prickly herb found in most of the parts of the Asia and Australia of the world. It belongs to family Solanaceae, has spines throughout the plant. Fruits are globularand edible, flowers appear in cymes or sometimes solitary and are blue in colour, leaves are elliptical or ovate and are full of spines, stems appear green when young and brownish when matured. Various phytoconstituents have been found, the major constituents is alkaloid. It has vital role in various traditional as well as medicinal uses for curing internal and external physiological disorders. This plant has also used for phytoremediation as it possess the ability to degrade carbofuran residues in rice field soil and therefore the plant species may further be investigated for its phytoremidial role.