Ringni / रिंगणी / Yellow Fruit Nightshade / Solanum xanthocarpum

Other Names

  • Local Name: Ringni / रिंगणी
  • Common Name: Yellow Fruit Nightshade
  • Botanical Name: Solanum xanthocarpum

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Open spaces, along roadsides
  • Season of Availability: Year-round
  • Geography: Himalayas, South-East Malaysia, Australia, and the Polynesian region
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruits
  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes
  • Ripe: Yes
  • Both Raw & Ripe: Yes
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: N/A
  • As Medicine: Juice extract is mixed with honey to treat difficulty in urination; naturally improves digestive strength; paste of leaves is used to treat pain; raw fruits are eaten to treat throat infection and inflammation; fruit juice is useful for sore throats.
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: N/A
  • Boiling Before Cooking: N/A
  • Pickling: N/A
  • Brining: N/A
  • Fermenting: N/A
  • Drying for later Consumption: N/A
  • Overall Method: Fruits can be eaten raw or juiced.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Rich in moisture content, crude proteins and carbohydrates.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Anti-fungal, helps treat Malaria, good for Diabetes, Expectorant, Anti-inflammatory

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Juice extract is mixed with honey to treat difficulty in urination; naturally improves digestive strength; paste of leaves is used to treat pain; raw fruits are eaten to treat throat infection and inflammation; fruit juice is useful for sore throats.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Raw fruits are eaten to treat throat infections; fruit juice is made by crushing the fruits in water to treat sore throats.

Ringni / रिंगणी / Yellow Fruit Nightshade / Solanum xanthocarpum