How to treat dropsy using manathakkali

Manathakkali, also called as Black night shade or Solanum nigrum, is a small plant that is used in many culinary dishes and natural medicines. This humble plant is found in plenty by road sides. When you were a kid, you might have even tasted their dark purple color berries. This plant, has many health and medicinal benefits in it, which has made it a popular herb among the natural medicine lovers. This article is about how manathakkali can be used to treat dropsy.

Manathakkali has the properties to treat and cure the below mentioned health issues.

  • Digestion disorders
  • Ringwomr
  • Ulcers
  • Ear ache
  • Gout pain
  • Inflammation
  • Convulsions
  • Reduces body heat
  • Reduces nausea
  • Flatulence and dysentry

Other than these, the diuretic property helps to flush out toxins effectively. The berries and leaves, when consumed internally, cures fever. When the juice of the leaves is consumed, it reduces the menstrual pain. It also treats skin rashes and allergies, when applied externally.

Now lets see, how Manathakkali treats dropsy. Dropsy is also called as Edema, which is accumulation of excess water in the tissues.It is usually visible in the foot and below the eyes (eye sac). This can be controlled when manathakkali is consumed regularly. The diuretic property of  black night shade, helps to flush out excess water from the body by increasing the amount of urine excreted. This also reduces body heat and reduces water accumulation in the tissues.

The extract of black night shade leaves are combined with honey and warm water, to increase the effectiveness.

As a word of caution: The berries in the plant can be consumed only when they are ripened (dark purple in color). The berries when consumed when they are raw or green in color, it might be toxic and harm. 

Follow the instructions in this recipe to prepare manathakkali extract to treat dropsy.

Manathakkali (Black night shade) to treat dropsy – Recipe

  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • 10 Manathakkali leaves ((Black night shade or Solanum nigrum))
  • 100 ml Water
  1. To prepare the manathakkali extract, keep all ingredients ready.
  2. First, clean and separate leaves from stem. Place it in a mortar.
  3. Add few drops of water and crush it.
  4. Now, take 100ml of water in a pan.
  5. Add crushed leaves to the pan.
  6. Now, switch on the flame and boil it.
  7. Once boiled, switch off the flame and cool it.
  8. When it is warm enough to drink, add honey.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Drink is ready to consume.

Instructions to use:

Consume this drink once everyday to treat and cure dropsy.

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.