The pulped fruit is an extremely beneficial skin-wash for people with oily skin.
Sliced fruits are a quick and easy first aid treatment for burns, scalds and sunburn.
A decoction of the root is ingested in the treatment of toothache.
The skin of tomato fruits is a good source of lycopine, a substance that has been shown to protect people from heart attacks.
It seems to be more effective when it is cooked and so can be obtained from food products such as tomato ketchup and tinned tomatoes.
Lycopine has also been shown to have a very beneficial effect upon the prostate and is being used increasingly to treat enlarge prostate and the difficulties in urination that accompany this disorder.
A homeopathic remedy is made from the plant. It is used in the treatment of rheumatism and severe headaches.