Turkey berry (Solanum torvum) is a common and widely used green, pea-sized berry used in Ghana for a range of culinary and medicinal applications.
In Ghana, the plant is known by a variety of names, including ‘Abedru’, ‘Kwahu Nsusua,’ Kantosey’, ‘Sebe bibii’ and others.
Because it thrives in sunny, moderate climates, turkey berries can be seen growing in almost any portion of our homes. In Ghana, turkey berries are utilized in a variety of local recipes, particularly palmnut soup, and many people are curious about its nutritional value.
This article will teach you all there is to know about turkey berries.
Taking correct amounts of turkey berries, according to some researchers, helps to manage high blood pressure, digestive difficulties, bacterial infections, and more.
Treatment of Anaemia
Turkey berry is a very good source of plant-based iron, and it’s commonly used to cure or prevent anaemia. Turkey berries are high in iron and help the body produce red blood cells. To increase red blood cell production, the berries can be added to soups and consumed regularly.
Regulate Blood Pressure
According to early studies, chemicals found in turkey berries may help to naturally lower blood pressure. Gallic acid and ferulic acid, two unique chemicals found in turkey berries, have been shown to have substantial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.
Promotes Healthy Immune System
Because of its powerful antibacterial characteristics, turkey berry can be relied upon to support healthy immune function in humans. It can be used to keep wounds clean and to aid in the healing of cuts and ulcers. Despite the fact that turkey berry is widely utilized and widely regarded as very therapeutic and safe, additional research is needed.