Friday, April 2, 2010

Eggplant Fruit Benefits that you must Know


Aubergine or eggplant, is a plant belonging to the family Solanaceae and genus Solanum. It is a native plant of India and Sri Lanka, and closely related to tomatoes and potatoes. The fruits used as vegetables for cooking. Botanical name Solanum melongena.

Eggplant
is a green plant is often grown on an annual basis, to take the fruit. This plant grows to 40-150 cm (16-57 inches) high. The leaves are large, with coarse lobes. The size is 10-20 cm (4-8 inches) long and 5-10 cm (2-4 inches) in width.

The types of wild half larger and grow to as high as 225 cm (7 feet), with leaves that exceed 30 cm (12 inches) and 15 centimeters (6 inches) in length. The crackers are usually prickly. Flower color between white to purple, with a crown which has five lobes. Yellow stamens. Fruit contains flour, with a diameter of less than 3 cm for the wild, and even larger for the type of planting.

In terms of botany, the fruit contains many seeds are small and soft. Seeds may be eaten but it was bitter because it contains the alkaloid nicotine. This is not surprising because the eggplant is a close relative of tobacco. Eggplant fruit size varies from small to large, depending on its cultivation. Fruit has a variety of colors, especially purple, green, and white.

Here are some benefits of eggplant:

Inhibit blood vessel damage

This fruit is known to have benefits as anti-spasm, anticancer. Even in Nigeria the plant is used as contraception, especially for men. Nigerian society is also deify this plant because it can reduce the "disease" nervous. This ability has been scientifically proven to guinea pigs fed on raw eggplant juice.

Eggplant fruit contains strychnine, scopolamine, scopoletin, and which can inhibit the attack skoparon convulsions, nervous, or nerve spasms. So, this fruit can be used to prevent and treat epileptic seizures and other spastic diseases, such as who believed in traditional medicine.

In Korea, which has dried eggplant when consumed can also cure lumbago, rheumatism, stiff waist, and other pain. Empirically, this vegetable has been able to cure measles, chicken pox, alcohol dependence, gastritis, and burns.

Eggplant juice can reduce damage to cells with chromosomal aberrations as a sign of cancer. The content of trypsin (protease) inhibitors on the fruit is believed to trigger cancer agent against attacks. The fruit is excellent for reducing cancer risk.

It also can neutralize the damage to the arteries. That way it can hit and handle atherosclerosis, a disease caused by its transportation disrupted food substances in the blood and arteries. Disorders that occur due to deposition of fat and cholesterol in the blood vessels. Effects, cardiac work was disrupted. This vital organ will have difficulty pumping blood throughout the body that could endanger life. This blood vessel disorders can be reduced, even overcome by consuming eggplant.

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