solanum melongena

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solanum melongena
Family: Solanaceae.

Part Used: The fruit.

Description: erect herbaceous plant, with branched stems. The leaves, alternate, are ovadoelípticas, with acute apex, whole or lobuladodentadas, with petiole, tomentosa. The flowers are arranged in the armpit of the ramifications, stalk. The chalice is multilobulado, and the corolla is tubular and multilobulada, purple. The fruit is a berry or globosa ellipsoidal shape, with soft flesh, carrying numerous brown seeds. This species is originally from India, and has long been naturalized. It was often grown in gardens and is rare in spontaneously. You can measure more than 70 cm. Is harvested in late summer.

Active Principles.

Caféico and chlorogenic acid, choline, trigonelina. In the epicarp: anthocyanins (violamina, hydrolysable glucose, rhamnose and ester of coumarin delfinidol)

Drug Action.

Popularly used as cholesterol levels, antiateromatosa, diuretic and colagoga.


Hypercholesterolemia, atherosclerosis, Hepatobiliary dyskinesias.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Use a food.

Decoction to 2%. A cup fasting.

Maceration of the fruit in water (use popular) A short, it is left to macerate water during the night and takes the liquid fasting, in the form of ninths.


Bézanger - Beauquesne, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M; Trotin, F. Medicinal plants of temperate Regions. Paris: Maloine, 1980, p. 295.

Mulet, L. Ethnobotanical survey of the province of Castellon. Castellon: Provincial, 1991, p. 432.

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