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Sundakkai/Turkey Berry Plant


Binomial Name – Solanum Torvum
  • Kingdom – Plantae
  • Family     – Solanaceae
  • Genus     – Solanum
  • Species   – S. torvum
Binomial Name – Solanum Torvum
Sundakkai/Turkey Berry/சுண்டைக்காய்
Sundakkai (Turkey Berry) is believed to have originated from the United States (particularly Florida and southern Alabama). It was then introduced and naturalized throughout tropical Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands including Hawaii, Guam, etc. The scientific name of this berry is Solanum Torvum. In South India, it is called “Sundakkai” in tamil language.

Seeds of turkey berry can be smoked for curing toothache. The leaves are dried and powdered, then used as medicines for diabetic patients. It is also used as antidote to insect stings and snake bite


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