Traditional medicine in Nigeria believes that eggplant can cure or, at least, alleviate certain rheumatic attack.
Eggplant (Solanum Indicum Linn) has a chemical content in the leaves and seeds are flavonoids, polyphenols, alkaloids and saponins.
While the members of the family Solanaceae fruit contains alkaloids, saponins and tannins.
In Korea, eggplant can be used to treat several diseases. Eggplant vegetables that have been dried, as well as fruit, can be consumed to overcome stiff waist, lumbago, rheumatism, and other pain.
Empirically, this vegetable even able to treat alcohol dependence, chicken pox or measles, gastritis, and burn scars.
Benefits and other functions of vegetable eggplant are as anti-seizure medications that are relatively difficult to know exactly when the attack occurred.
Eggplant is also known to suppress the damage incurred at the time of the cells with aberrations chromosomes as indicative of cancer.
In a recent research undertaken in Japan got the conclusion that the eggplant juice can reduce damage to the cells. The content of protease (trypsin) on eggplant in the trust can help fight cancer-causing substances.
In another study more specific, saying eggplant good for reducing the risk of stomach cancer.