Brinjal is a rather small plant that grows up to 1.5 m.7 Brinjal is classified as a herb because of its non-woody stem.8 Its simple leaves are oblong to oval, slightly lobed, with its underside a paler green than the upper surface. Both leaves and stem are covered with fine hairs. Its fruits are berries with many seeds and are either long or round and vary in colour according to the variety: white, orange, green, purple or black.It is a perennial and fruits all year round.

Brinjal (వంకాయ) - 500 Grams

  • In traditional Chinese medicine, all parts of the plant are used to stop intestinal bleeding. The fruit of the plant is also used as an antidote for mushroom poisoning. In Indochina, parts of the plant are used as a purgative.15 In traditional Malay medicine, the ashes of the fruit are used in dry, hot poultices to treat haemorrhoids. To treat ulcers, the root is pounded and applied inside the nostrils