Kantakari (botanical name: Solanum xanthocarpum), also known as Thorny Night Shade, Yellow Berried Nightshade, Thai eggplant is a medicinal plant in the family Solanaceae. It is called "Maraghoni" in domestic language Pashto and Kandiari in Urdu. Its root is used in medicine to treat asthma, cough, bronchspasm, sore throat, constipation, an effective expectorant and diuretic. Its juice application is beneficial in baldness. Its is also used for treatment of fever and cough in animals.