Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Turkey berry health benefits


It’s scientifically known as Solanum torvum is also known as Plate Brush, Devils Fig, Pea Eggplant, Bhankatiya, Pea Aubergine, Wild Eggplant, Gully Bean, Tekokak, Susumber, very common in Ghana.

The Fante call it Kwahu nsusuwa, Ama dweridi ,Anona Ntroba or Yaa Asantewa, while the Gas call it Kantosi can be purchase at the market near you.

Health Nutrient.

  1. Vitamin A
  2. Iron (24.5 mg)
  3. Calcium (0.28 mg)
  4. Fat (1.7 mg)
  5. Fiber (56.9 mg)

Health benefits of Turkey berry

Traditionally, we use the turkey berries in household meals, giving it a somewhat bitter taste. Apart from that, the turkey berries have some amazing healing benefits that are highlighted below

1. Protection from Cancer

Dr. Paul Haider says; turkey Berries are antibacterial, anti-fungal, and help to stop the excessive cell growth making it significant for cancer. Research show that extract of Turkey Berry can help to protect against lung cancer. So include turkey berry in your regular diet to remain safe from all the life threatening diseases.

2. Treatment of Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the lifelong conditions that cause a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. Including dried powdered leaves of the Turkey Berry plant to cooked berries help to control diabetes. They are used to lower blood sugar. Therefore regular use of the turkey berry certainly helps to lower the diabetes level.

3. Treatment of Indigestion and diarrhea

Regular consumption of turkey Berry is considered good for digestion and helps to treat indigestion, stomachaches, diarrhea as well as other digestion related problems. These berries are capable of neutralizing acid in the stomach making them significant for healing gastric ulcers.

4. Prevention of cardiovascular diseases and strokes

Turkey berries consist of saponins, flavonoids, torvosides, alkaloids, glycosides, tannins, cholorogenome, etc. which are actually powerful antioxidants that help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes and cancer. The dried berries made into a powder helps to lower blood pressure and prevent heart attacks. So including fresh or dried turkey berry is extremely beneficial for dealing with cardiovascular diseases and strokes problems.

5. Prevention of Pains, redness and gout

The berries help to flush out uric acid therefore helping to prevent or reduce pain, redness and symptoms of gout. Apart from that turkey Berry Leaf consists of powerful anti-inflammatory agent and natural steroids called soasoline which is great for arthritis, lower back pain and swelling, and pain in general. Turkey Berries are very important for health since inflammation is the first step towards all diseases.

6. Prevention and healing of Colds and flu

Apart from its health promoting benefits, turkey berries also help in preventing and healing colds and flu. Use the berries to prepare soup and consume frequently to overcome cold and flu symptoms.

7. Treatment of Phlegm and mucus

Including turkey berries in your regular diet help to get rid of phlegm and mucus. Dry the berries and make into powder, this will dry up the mucus, helps with asthma, coughing, lung inflammation etc.

8. Prevention and treatment of Kidney disease

According to Dr. Haider, research show that the berries can also help to prevent and treat kidney disease and even reverse tubular necrosis and glomerular congestion, thus making it important for treating kidney disease.

9. Regulate menstruation

Frequent consumption of turkey Berries help to regulate menstruation and so help with regular menstrual periods. So anyone with menstrual problems can include turkey berry in their regular diet to solve all the associated problems.

10. Treatment of Anaemia

Turkey berries contain lots of iron which is extremely beneficial for treating anaemia. They encourage production of red blood cells. Apart from that berries can also be used in soups and consumed on a regular basis to increase red blood cell production.

11. Prevents intestinal worms

Regular intakes of the berries help to prevent the development of worms within the intestine. Dried and powdered berries can also be added to gravies and eaten for better result.

Other health benefits you can derive from turkey berries are; it is very good for the following.

  • Anemia
  • Cough
  • Chest congestion
  • Cold
  • Headache
  • Stomach aches
  • Piles
  • Asthma
  • Fever
  • Malaria
  • Night blindness

Thank you for reading.

Sources>Health benefits times and Dr. Paul Haider 


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    It is very informative and beneficial to me because of my interest in herbs.

  2. Awsome info???

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