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Brinjal is a rather small plant that grows up to 1.5 m. Brinjal is classified as a herb because of its non-woody stem. Its simple leaves are oblong to oval, slightly lobed, with its underside a paler green than the upper surface. Both leaves and stem are covered with fine hairs. Its flowers sprout singly or in small clusters from the leaf axils.
Individual flowers are star-shaped, light purple in colour and have short stalks. There are five stamens attached to the corolla tube and a single superior ovary.
In traditional Chinese medicine, all parts of the plant are used to stop intestinal bleeding. The fruit of the plant is also used as an antidote for mushroom poisoning. To treat ulcers, the root is pounded and applied inside the nostrils. The Ambonese take the juice of the root of a wild variety of the plant to ease difficult labour. Arabs believe that the fruit has high “heating” properties that in turn cause melancholia and madness. For this reason, Malay and Indian women do not consume brinjal for the first 40 days after giving birth.