Sunday, 13 March 2016

Purple-fruited pea eggplant/Thuduvelai

Thuthuvalai  also called as Thoothuvalai Keerai in Tamil Nadu, it belongs to Solanaceae family. Thuthuvalai is used for medicinal purpose and also called as purple fruited pea egg plant and Nightshade.

Botanical Name - Solanum trilobatum


NUTRITION IN THUTHUVELAI
  • Fiber    -     2.3 g
  • Sugar   -      4.6 g
  • Calcium   -    334 Mg
  • Fat     -   0.7 g
  • Calories    -   40
  • Water content   -   84.7
  • Protein  -   3.9 g
  • Mineral Salts    -  3.8 g
  • Iron    -    5.0 Mg
  • Phosphorus   -   52 Mg
Thuthuvalai in Different Languages
  • English - Climbing Brinjal
  • Tamil - Thoothuvalai, Thuthuvalai, Tuduvalai, Nittidam, Sandunayattan and Surai.
  • Hindi - Kantakaari-Latta
  • Malayalam - Tutavalam, Putricunta, Puttacunta, Tudavalam and Putharichunda.
  • Telugu - Alarkapatramu, Mullamustil and Kondavuchinta
  • Sanskrit -  Kantakaari-Latta, Agnidamani, Agnidamini, Alarka, Vallikantakarika and Achuda
  • Kannada - Ambusonde, Ambusondeballi, Chitbadane, Hebbu Sonde Gida, Hebbu Sunde Gida, Mullu Kaaka Munchi, Mullu Mushta and Kakamunji.
  • Marathi -  Mothiringnee and Thoodalam
  • Oriya - Bryhoti
Health Benefits:
  • Good for asthma patients
  • Helps to cure lungs disorders, respiratory problems.
  • Helps digestion
  • Thuthuvalai with cow milk is taken in morning for relieving cough.
  • Relieves stomach pain.
  • Thuthuvalai leaves produce blood and prevent the thickening of the blood
  • Its leaf cures dullnessof hearing.
  • Improves mental ability.
  • Good for tuberculosis.
  • Good for constipation and gastric problems.
  • Good for sinus problem.
  • Prevents cancer.
Note:
Thoothuvalai as a mosquito repellent
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