As I know, there are not many people like to consume this kind of 'vegetable', turkey berry (known as Solanum torvuml and in Tamil Sundakkai) which is grown in our garden because I am not aware of its medicinal value which cures many diseases. You all will be amazed to know the uses of this small plant that I commonly find in my house garden.
For your information, Turkey Berry belongs to the plant species and its flowers are white in color and are found in clusters. The Turkey Berry fruit is green in color and it appears like a very small brinjal. Turkey Berry plant grows in my house garden and also in hilly areas. The Turkey Berry that grows in hilly areas has a more bitter taste than that of the berries that are grown in our house garden.
Turkey berry consists of some essential nutrients and minerals which are very helpful in preventing and curing the diseases.
Iron (24.5 mg)
Calcium (0.28 mg)
Fat (1.7 mg)
Fiber (56.9 mg)
This plant has also some advantages :
TO KILL GERMS:
We used to eat lot of sweets because they taste good and as a result they produce a lot of germs in our body. Once the bacteria and other germs formed in our body, it creates a lot of problems to us. These problems are prevented by eating Turkey Berry in the form of gravy. (In Tamil it is called as Sundakkai Vathal Kuzhambu).
TO CONTROL DIABETES:
If we eat the Turkey Berries for 4 days in a week in any form (dried or gravy), diabetes will come in to control.Frying the dried fruit using oil and then adding them to kuzhambu and eating them will help us avoid digestion problems
TO STRENGTHEN THE BONES:
Consuming the Turkey Berries on the daily basis will strengthen the bones and nerves and also helps in the physical development of our body.
TO PREVENT GAS TROUBLE:
Gas problems are totally controlled if we take the Turkey Berries which is deep fried in the oil.
TO CURE PARALYSIS:
If the people who are affected with paralysis problem consume Turkey Berries, the disease will be cured.
TO PREVENT TEETH RELATED DISEASES:
All the teeth related problems are cured if we take the powdered Turkey Berry added with salt.
Because of all these medicinal values we should not neglect this plant. I should start growing them in my garden and eat them regularly to stay healthy in our life.