Based on the Indian Siddha system of medicines Thoothuvalai is an effective remedy for Asthma, Cold, sinus Cough, lung diseases and Flu. Prevents throat infections, reduces throat irritation and improves appetite.This herb is also used in the treatment of tuberculosis and long standing cold. Possesses antioxidant and hepato-protective activity.
Thoothuvalai is also used for treating Nervous problems, Bronchitis, Skin diseases and Ear problems. This herb is said to improve children’s mental abilities and memory power.
Common name: Purple Fruited Pea Eggplant, Thai nightshade
Marathi: mothiringnee, thoodalam
Tamil: Tuduvalai, Nittidam, Sandunayattan, Surai
Malayalam: tutavalam, putharichunda, putricunta, puttacunta, tudavalam
Telugu: alarkapatramu, kondavuchinta, mullamusti
Kannada: Kakamunji, Ambusondeballi
Sanskrit: achuda, agnidamani, agnidamini, alarka, vallikantakarika