Brinjal unlike any other edible plant is rich in nicotine.However, when compared to passive smoking the amount of nicotine content in brinjal is negligible. Infact, on an average around 9 kg of brinjal contains about the same amount of nicotine as in a cigarette.
Brinjal has many health benefits:
- It is believed to be a cholesterol regulator.
- In a few countries like Africa it is used to treat epilepsy and convulsions.
- In South East Asia, it is used to treat stomach cancers and measles.