Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tomato as medicine

Several medical books and journals have described medicinal uses of tomato. These are enumerated as under for ready reference:

  • Tomato juice keeps the blood stream alkaline and thus maintain a high resistance to disease. It is very rich in iron and potash salts.
  • Half-ripe tomatoes offer an excellent remedy in all sorts of liver troubles. Tomatoes stimulate torpid liver and are very good for dyspepsia, diarrhoea and dysentery.
  • Being a rich source of vitamin A, it is a dependable preventive against eye troubles.
  • Tomato is a nervine tonic. It is very useful in all sorts of nervous disorders.
  • As it is a rich source of vitamin C, it is very valuable in scurvy.
  • Half ripe tomatoes are very valuable in summer diarrhoea. But it should be taken with musumbi (lime) juice.
  • It is also very effective in dysentery. But it should be taken with garlic and musumbi (lime) juice.
  • Half-ripe tomatoes are very useful in hot summer months as it prevents sun-stroke or heat-stroke.
  • Tomatoes are usually effective in heartburn, flatulence or indigestion.
  • Half-ripe tomatoes are usually given in dyspepsia.

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