Manathakkali or Black nightshade is a tiny fruit which is sun dried and used for long time. It reduces the body heat and prevents diseases that are caused by excessive heat. Manathakkali acts as medicine for acne, eczema and psoriasis. solanum nigrum is the best medicine prescribed by grandmothers. The small berries of the herb is used as a good cure for asthma and fever. It benefits all age groups and can be consumed by frying it in little oil and mixed with rice or as side dish for curd rice or sambar rice. One of the missing traditional food connected to this Generation.
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The plant works on your body to improve the immune system and fight with microorganisms. The herb plant strengthens spleen muscles and calms down the stomach ulcer. Black nightshade leaves, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, a pinch of salt with gingerly oil can reduce the body heat.
Seeds of Solanum fruits provide good night sleep and relax the muscles and offer relief from tiredness. The seeds are dried in the air, powdered, and mixed with a cup of milk. Have this mixture at night before going to bed. Tuberculosis patients can add Solanum in their daily diet.
Irritation, boil, allergy, and heat boil in the skin can be treated by applying black nightshade paste on the affected areas. The paste of this plant works as a natural medicine and can be utilized as a protecting agent for skin treatment.
Black nightshade is the best herb to stimulate kidney functions and helps in filtering urine from the kidney.
Manathakkali consumption offers better relief from sore, muscle pain, back pain, stiffness in the waist, and gout. Black nightshade is also helpful in curing rheumatism and all its symptoms. In Nigeria, they use black nightshade as a herbal to treat uric acid and rheumatism.