Manathakkali/Solanum Nigrum is used as both Food & Medicine.
In oriental medicine, it is considered to be anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory,diuretic & antipyretic.
The Chinese believe that it is an anti cancer agent & is good for digestive system cancer.
In European medicine, it is considered good for cooling hot inflammation, ringworm ulcers, testicular swelling, gout & ear pain. It is also used for treating convulsions & to erase pain & reduce inflammations.