Foods as medicine: Eggplant
Eggplant moves blood, relieves pain caused by blood stagnation, detoxifies, and promotes urination. It can be used for high blood pressure and skin eruptions.
For frostbite, make a tea of sliced eggplant and soak the affected part.
To promote urination to relieve swelling and edema, pound dried eggplant to powder and take 1 teaspoon in a glass of warm water 3 times a day.
Source: “The way of Chinese herbs by Micheal Tierra – Pocket Books Health