Climbing brinjal to cure wheezing

Thoothuvalai kudineer in Siddha medicine which translates to Climbing Brinjal water is nothing but the water obtained by boiling thoothuvalai leaves in it. This herbal water has amazing benefits especially for the respiratory system of humans. This water can also cure wheezing in kids and adults with regular intake.

Health benefits of Thoothuvalai or Climbing Brinjal

  1. Cures excessive cough, common cold and flu.
  2. The fruits of Thuthuvalai can be sauted in sesame oil and consumed to improve the overall strength and immunity of the human body.
  3. Solanum trilobatum is the Scientific name of Thoothuvalai and it is used is treating respiratory disorders since it acts as an expectorant.
  4. Other than wheezing and asthma, climbing brinjal can also be used to treat tuberculosis and chronic febrile infections.
  5. One of the most popular ways to use thoothuvalai leaves is by sauteing the leaves in pure ghee and then chewing the leaves. The leaves of climbing brinjal have thorns in them. So, they have to be sauted well till the leaves are palatable. This remedy is very useful to cure cough – both wet and dry.
  6. The leaves can be ground into a paste with water. This can then be squeezed to get an extract. A drop of this juice can be instilled in the ear to cure ear ache.
  7. Spermatorrhoea which basically is the involuntary emission of semen can be controlled with the regular consumption of thoothuvalai. You can either cook the leaves and make a chutney or gravy, or just saute the leaves and consume them. Either way, the leaves are very effective to treat this condition.
  8. In many Siddha and Ayurveda medicines, the flowers of Climbing brinjal are also used for their healing properties.

In this recipe, we see the simple steps of making Climbing brinjal water at home to cure wheezing.

Climbing brinjal to cure wheezing – DIY

  • 1 handful Climbing brinjal (Thoothuvalai) leaves
  • 300 ml Water
  • 1 teaspoon Palm sugar
  1. To make the drink use climbing brinjal (Thoothuvalai) leaves, water and palm sugar.
  2. Take one handful climbing brinjal leaves. Remove the thorns and chop them.
  3. Add 300 ml of water to pan.
  4. Add chopped leaves to water.
  5. Boil the leaves in water for two minutes.
  6. Allow to cool and strain the drink.
  7. Add one teaspoon of palm sugar.
  8. Mix it well.
  9. Drink is done.


Drink 100 ml twice a day to cure wheezing.

Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.