Thoothuvalai

  • Scientific name: Solanum Trilobatum
  • Place of origin: Asia.
  • Description: Creeper with toxic thorns all over the plant with purple fruited pea-sized eggplant.
  • Grow best: In any condition as it is an invasive weed.
  • Use: Without the thorns, the leaves can be crushed and used in making ‘rasam’ for treating colds and sinusitis.