Tomato is considered to be one of the best vegetables of the world which is perennial in nature. Basically it is known to be wrinkled thick skin, small and seedy vegetable. The fruit is found to be lobed smooth and red in colour.
It is the native of South America. These days it is mainly grown in the parts of Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Africa and Caribbean. It holds a second most place in vegetables in the world after potato. However it was known to be the acid forming food and intend to increase the acidity level in the blood or body tissues. Therefore people suffering from gout, rheumatism, acidity, cancer and arthritis were strictly prohibited to use tomato in their diet. But later on the studies in nutritional chemistry has revealed that tomato is the vegetable with alkaline properties and is good to use in moderate quantity in diet. It is found to be enriched with calcium, phosphorus, carbohydrate and Vitamin C.
Tomato is regarded as the chief ingredient of Materia Medica, which is used to eliminate disease particles in the body. It proves to be a natural stimulant for kidneys. Its pulp is liberally used as facial for the skin.
How tomato helps in curing health ailments of the body:
Acidosis: Tomato being alkaline in nature is used to treat ailment related to acidosis. It is advised that it should be consumed daily in diet with moderate quantity.
Diabetes: It is the best vegetable for diabetic patient who want to treat themselves for heavy weight. The liberal consumption of tomato in the diet helps in reducing the percentage of sugar in the urine.
Eye Disorders: To cure various problems related to eyes it is advised that the tomato leaves should be boiled with water, later it is strained off and consumed daily three times a day for beneficial results. It proves to be a great tonic nerves and eyes.
Urinary Disorder: To cure problems related to urinary calculi or stone, it is advised that one tomato should be consumed every day early morning for beneficial results.
Obesity: to treat problem related to excessive body weight, it is advised that the consumption of two tomatoes every day in diet in early morning for six months really proves beneficial.
Intestinal and Liver Disorder: To treat problems related to morning sickness, sluggishness, biliousness, jaundice, indigestion, constipation and diarrhoea, it is advised that one glass of tomato juice mixed with pepper and salt should be consumed daily in the morning for beneficial results.
Respiratory Disorder: To treat respiratory problems it is advised that one glass of tomato juice mixed with honey and cardamom seeds should be consumed with three garlic cloves every day before retiring to bed for beneficial results. It increases the bodys resistance to drug and infections.
Painful Joints: To cure intense pain in the joints it is advised that the plant of tomato including leaves should be heated over the flame with till oil and stored in bottle. This oil should be massaged over the affected area two times a day for beneficial results.