Botanical Name: Solanum torvum
English Name: Turkey Berry
Tamil Name: சுண்டைக்காய் / Sundaikkai Powder
Hindi Name: चने का पाउडर / chane ka paudar
Malayalam Name: ആനച്ചുണ്ട / Anachunda
Telugu Name: చిక్పా పౌడర్
Turkey berry is a spiny bushy flowering perennial plant that produces large clusters of green small-sized berries that are 1 cm in diameter. This berry is used for culinary and medicinal purposes from ancient days onwards. The plant grows up to 3 m in height. The leaves are opposite broadly ovate. The flowers are white, and tubular with 5 pointed lobes.
Nutritional Value of Turkey Berry
Turkey berry is composed of the following essential nutrients and minerals which are very helpful in preventing and curing diseases.
- Vitamin A
- Iron (24.5 mg)
- Calcium (0.28 mg)
- Fat (1.7 mg)
- Fiber (56.9 mg)
Health benefits of Turkey berry
- Prevents from Diabetes
Diabetes is one of the deadly diseases that cause a person’s blood sugar level too high so including the dried powdered Turkey Berry leaves in food can control diabetes. They act as a major ingredient to lower blood sugar. Regular consumption of Turkey Berry can completely reduce the diabetes level.
- Treatment of Indigestion and diarrhea
Regular consumption of turkey Berry is a good remedy for digestion and helps to treat indigestion, stomachaches, diarrhea as well as other digestion-related problems. These berries are well capable of neutralizing acid in the stomach making them significant for healing gastric ulcers.
- Prevention and healing of Colds and flu
Apart from its health-promoting benefits, turkey berries are a great choice for preventing and healing colds and flu. You can make use of the berries to prepare soup and consume them frequently to overcome cold and flu symptoms.
- Regulate menstruation
Regular intake of turkey Berries helps to regulate menstruation and so helps with regular menstrual periods. So anyone with menstrual problems can include turkey berries in their regular diet to solve all the associated problems.
- Turkey berry aids in anemia, piles, and malaria.
- It is used in numerous Ayurvedic treatments along with its sedative, diuretic, and digestive properties.
- It is used in the treatment of asthma, chest congestion, and headaches, and as a tonic for the liver.
- The young fruits are used to improve eyesight and treat night blindness. The leaves are used for the treatment of skin diseases like sores, and pimples.
- It is also used for the treatment of wounds, fever, and tooth decay and for the management of pain and inflammation.
- The decoction of the fruit is given to children as a cough medicine, and in Senegal, the plant is taken to treat sore throat and stomachache in Sierra Leone.
- The fruit has been used in ethnomedicine as a tonic and hematopoietic, anti-microbial agent, and for the treatment of pain.
How to Consume
- Make soup with turkey berry powder.
- Sprinkle or add it to the dishes.
There are no side effects in using this product, and you can consider medical advice for the usage of this product during pregnancy.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methods
All herbs are 100% naturally harvested, dried, and pulverized without the chemical interactions that assure the natural herbal powders.