Thoothuvalai prevent cancer

Abnormal cell growth causes cancer. Good nutrition intake is a key to prevent cancer. There are number of cancers but the most common types are lung cancer, stomach, oral, esophagus, pharyngeal cancer, cervix and breast cancers. Solanum Trilobatum also called as Purple fruited pea egg plant or climbing brinjal in English (Thoothuvalai) is considered as one of the best herb to prevent cancer and to fight against cancer. Thoothuvalai is widely used to treat number ailments. Thoothuvalai (SOLANUM TRILOBATUM) has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant and anti-cancerous properties in it. It has the ability to reduce and slow down the cell growth because of cytotoxic potential. Thoothuvalai can retard the development of solid tumour.

Take one cup thoothuvalai leaves, remove the thorns and wash the leaves. Boil moong dal, saute the leaves in ghee, add boiled moong dal and little salt. Make and consume this thoothuvalai recipe regularly. This will help you in stopping the abnormal cell growth and prevents cancer.

Thoothuvalai is commonly available in many parts of India and is used as a remedy to treat various ailments. It has been used in Ayurveda to treat cold, cough, tuberculosis, sinus, difficulty in breathing, chest congestion and other respiratory problems. The combination of climbing brinjal leaves, garlic, black pepper and cumin seeds cure many such respiratory problems.

Thoothuvalai is a good natural steroid that can improve ones’s mental abilities, strength, stamina, memory and hearing power.

The antioxidant properties of thoothuvalai leaves helps manage the levels of blood glucose. It has been found good for diabetes.

Thoothuvalai is specially meant for children. Consuming thoothuvalai extract treats cough, cold and throat irritation in both kids and adults. The extract can also be put in ears as ear drop.

The flowers of thoothuvalai plant fried in ghee and mixed with yogurt can be taken to treat watery semen.

Research evidence(s)

Evidence 1

The sobatum inhibits the ascites tumor growth which is induced by DLA and EA cells. The level of the life span in a test animal was increased in animal comparatively when administered through orally.


Swapna Latha, P., Kannabiran, K., 2006. African J. Biotech., 5 (23), 2402-2404

Evidence 2

The Di Ethyl Nitrosamine increase the activities of Aspartate Amino Transferase (AST), Alanine amino Transferase (ALT), Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) and Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) the liver marker enzymes in the serum of the rat was lowered by Solanum trilobatum extracts indicates the inhibition of carcinogens.


Kanchana, A., BalaKrishnan, M., 2011. The anti-cancer effect of saponins isolated from Solanum trilobatum leaf extract and induction of apoptosis in human larynx cancer cell lines. Int. j. pharmacy and pharmaceu. sci.

Evidence 3

From the study it is evident that the Solanum trilobatum extract possess significant anticancer activity and it can be developed as a potent anticancer drug.


Arokiadasan, P., Santharam, L., Panigrahi, S., Muthuraman, M., & Pemiah, B. (2013). Antitumor Potential Of Ethanolic Extract Of Solanum trilobatum Against Ehrlich’s Ascites Carcinoma. International Journal of PharmTech Research, 1119-1125.

Here is the recipe.

How to prevent cancer with climbing brinjal (Thoothuvalai) – DIY

  • 1 cup Climbing brinjal (Thoothuvalai) leaves
  • 50 grams Moong dal
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ghee
  • 150 ml Water
  1. To make this recipe use climbing brinjal leaves, ghee, moong dal, salt and water.
  2. Take one cup climbing brinjal leaves, remove thorns from the leaves and wash it.
  3. Add water to pan.
  4. Add 50 ml of moong dal to water.
  5. Boil for few minutes.
  6. Add ghee to pan.
  7. Add climbing brinjal leaves to pan.
  8. Saute for two minutes.
  9. Add boiled moong dal to pan.
  10. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  11. Mix it well and boil for a minute.
  12. Transfer to a bowl and done.


Consume this green salad twice or thrice in a week.

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.