How was Curaderm discovered?

The fruit of the Devil’s Apple plant (Solanum Linnaeanum) has been suspected in stockman’s folklore as a treatment of eye cancer in Hereford cattle.  It is folklore that brought the plant to Dr Bill’s attention and had him begin over a quarter of a century of research.

He set out to discover the active compounds of plant.  His discovery led to the patenting of purified glycoalkaloids mixture, which is known as BEC.  He subsequently established that the BEC was also present in edible fruit such as the eggplant or aubergine (Solanum Melongena).

Eggplants are members of the Solanaceae (Night Shade) family, classing them as relatives to the tomato, green pepper and tobacco.  The species name melongena means ‘soothing mad apple’, as it once had a reputation, wrongly so, of inducing insanity.  It has been reported that eating eggplant lowers blood cholesterol, helps counteract detrimental blood effects of fatty foods and clears toxic hat from the body.  Eggplant is used to relieve pain, hypertension, stomach ulcers, colitis, constipation, bleeding hemorrhoids, swelling and tumours.  Eggplant is reported to have an adverse effect on people suffering with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.  No controlled studies have been done to substantiate the above claims of eggplant but these claims do make it an amazing fruit.