Turkey berry ( also known as Solanum torvum, prickly nightshade, wild eggplant, pea aubergine, sundakkai, kudanekayi) is a bushy perennial plant used as a rootstock for eggplant. The leaves of the berry plant are similar to that of the eggplants. Lets find out the top Health Benefits of Turkey Berry here.

Turkey berry fruits grow in clusters of tiny green spheres that look like green peas. They become yellow when fully ripe. They are thin-fleshed and contain numerous flat, round, brown seeds. They can be used for homemade culinary, horticultural and medicinal purposes.

Turkey berries are popular throughout the world and were used in folk medicines. Extracts of this plant are found to be useful in treating hyperactivity, cold and cough, skin diseases etc. They have some amazing health benefits.

Let’s explore what those are.

1. Help Treating Anemia

Turkey berries help in the production of red blood cells since they’re rich in plant-based iron. A low iron level is a common nutrient deficiency. Pairing berry with foods rich in vitamin C may help to increase iron absorption. Include these berries in your diet to prevent anemia.

2. Regulates blood sugar level

Turkey berries are found useful to treat Type 2 Diabetes. Turkey berries are found useful to treat Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes is a lifelong medical condition where a person’s blood sugar level becomes high. Including dried powdered leaves to your food can help lower the blood sugar level.

3. Helps in protecting against cancer

Studies have shown that turkey berries can be beneficial against lung cancer since it halts excessive cell growth. It has antibacterial and antifungal qualities.

4. Prevents cold, cough and asthma

Turkey berry helps in getting rid of phlegm and mucus. Prevents asthma, cough and lung inflammation. Taking hot soup made with this berry will relieve the cold soon.

5. Treatment of kidney disease

Studies have proved that turkey berries can treat kidney disease. It supports kidney functioning in flushing out toxins like urea, ammonia and toxic substances.

6. Helps in preventing stroke and cardiovascular diseases

The antioxidants present in these berries such as flavonoids, alkaloids, glycosides etc., helps in protecting against stroke and cardiovascular diseases.

7. Reduces pain and gout

They help in flushing out uric acid and help to reduce pain and gout. It contains anti-inflammatory agents that cure arthritis, pain and swelling.

Turkey’s berries are found to promote healthy immune function. Apart from these turkey berries also treat indigestion, diarrhea and intestinal worms. It is safer to consume turkey berry when it’s ripe because an unripe berry may cause digestive disorders. 

Jitha Sanal

Jitha Sanal

Jitha Sanal is Content Team Lead at Aathirai Foods. She loves to create and organize content in such a way that it helps people understand Food & Health, Education and Technologies.

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