The botanical name is Solanum nigrum and the English name is ‘Black night shade’, Sun berry or ‘wonder berry’. The tamil name is Manathakkali keerai. The small dark fruit which the plant bears is really good to taste and has immense medicinal value. Gravies and vathals are made with the unripe fruits but it is the ripe fruits which are very tasty to eat.The leaves have high medicinal value and are a very good source for the removal and cure of stomach and mouth ulcers and also any indigestion problems. The tiny berries turn from green to dark black and it has a shiny coat which glistens.These berries taste bland, they are neither sweet nor sour, but what they lack in taste they make up in nutrient content.
Manathakkali is a wonder plant and has many nutritional and health benefits but the sad part is nowadays children and adults do not recognize this plant which grows in abundance and does not require much of water and soil fertility. These berries have been seen to work wonders with people who are suffering form ulcers either in the stomach or in the mouth and the pain is reduced immensely and slowly the ulcer gets healed.It is difficult to acquire these leaves, raw and ripe berries at all times of the year as they are seasonable .
Manathakkali Keerai Medicinal Uses
The leaves give strength to muscles and improve vision.It is the best medicine for headache and skin infections.The highlight of manathakkali uses is to reduce urinary infections. Manathakkali keerai is the best medicine for constipation.
Number of seeds : 40 Delivery : PAN India Time : 5-7 days.