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May I add from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum_torvum :

It is also known as Devil's Fig, Prickly Nightshade, Shoo-shoo Bush, Wild Eggplant, Pea Eggplant, Pea Aubergine, susumba, boo, terongan, tekokak, berenjena cimarrona, berenjena de gallina, berenjena silvestre, tabacón, pendejera, tomatillo, bâtard balengène, zamorette, friega-platos, sundaikkai (Tamil: சுண்டைக்காய்), Thibbatu (Sinhala), makhua phuang (Thai: มะเขือพวง), and many other names (Howard 1989, Little and others 1974, Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk 2001). [ In Malaysia, it is called terung pipit.]

In Jamaica this berry is called susumba,or gully beans, and is usually cooked in a dish along with saltfish and ackee. It is believed to be full of iron (it does have a strong iron like taste when eaten) and is consumed when one is low in iron.

Turkey berry contains a number of potentially pharmacologically active chemicals including the sapogenin steroid, chlorogenin.[3]

Aqueous extracts of turkey berry are lethal to mice by depressing the number of erythrocytes, leukocytes and platelets in their blood (Tapia and others 1996). A related chemical, cholecalciferol, is the active ingredient in a number of commercial rodentacides.[4]

Extracts of the plant are reported to be useful in the treatment of hyperactivity,[5] colds and cough,[6] pimples, skin diseases, and leprosy.[7]

Methyl caffeate, extracted from the fruit of S. torvum shows an antidiabetic effect in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats.[8]

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A Google search with "Solanum torvum research" lists a good number (25,800) of studies into pea eggplant (but I didn't go on ;-)

(And thank you for your very kind words.)