Talong (Eggplant) – Scientific name: Solanum melongena L.

English: Eggplant
Tagalog: talong

Talong or eggplant is cultivated throughout the Philippines for the edible fruit; the elongated variety, the most cultivated. Fruit is an excellent vegetable and popular in the rural day-to-day cuisine. It is eaten before it ripens, preferred before the seed hardens. It is a good source of vitamins A, B, and C and also of calcium, phosphorus, and iron; carbohydrates and fiber

Medicinal use:

  • Leaves are used for piles.
  • The boiled root of the wild plant, mixed with sour milk and grain porridge, has been used for the treatment of syphilis.
  • Long fruit is phlegmatic and generative of phthisis, coughs, and anorexia.
  • Decoction of roots, dried stalk, and leaves is used for washing sores, exudative surfaces and used as astringent for hemorrhage from the bladder and other hemorrhagic fluxes.
  • The juice of leaves used for throat and stomach troubles.
  • Decoction of roots taken internally for asthma and as a general stimulant.
  • Juice of the fruit, sometimes with pounded leaves, rubbed on suspected syphilitic eruptions of the hands.
  • Fruit considered cooling, and bruised with vinegar
  • Chinese and Annamites used the roots for skin diseases.
  • In Taiwan folk medicine, roots are used for rheumatism, inflammation and foot pain.
  • The peduncle, incinerated, used in intestinal hemorrhages, piles, and toothache.
  • Seeds used as stimulant but may cause dyspepsia and constipation
  • In French Guinea, decoction or infusion of leaves is used for stomach troubles and sore throat.
  • In India, juice of various plant parts and pulp of fruits of S. melongena and its wild allies used for various ailments: diabetes, otitis, toothaches, cholera, bronchitis, asthma, dysuria, among many others.
  • The fruit is considered cooling, and bruised with vinegar, is used as a poultice for abscesses and cracked nipples.

One thought on “Talong (Eggplant) – Scientific name: Solanum melongena L.

  1. Omar Shaif D. Baunto

    Pede po mag tanung??…anung mga herbal plants na pwedeng gawin TEA, Lotion, Fertilizer or etc..at papaano!!

    for our SIP po kc nmn e2!!

    plzz send 2 my Email!!ty

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