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Medicinal Benefits of Bilimbi

Bilimbi tree first originated in Malaysia and Indonesia and is a quite beautiful tree. It has a short trunk dividing into many branches with cluster of leaves at the tips. Bilimbi has sweet scented, deep red little flowers and the fruit is oblong, narrow and yellowish-green, which is ridged all along its length. The

medicinal benefits of bilimbi

are due to its effective properties of the leaves, flowers and fruits. bilimbi fruit

Listed below are the medicinal benefits of bilimbi:

  • The juice of leaves or the concoction made from them can be consumed to get rid of venereal diseases.
  • The juice is very effective in curing eye diseases and thus, can be used as eye drops.
  • The fruit is very beneficial in treating and protecting from coughs.
  • Leaf concoction can be taken to get relief from rectal inflammation.
  • Infusion made from leaves is a remedy for coughs and is good when taken after childbirth.
  • Infusion made from flowers is effective against thrush.
  • The paste of leaves and fruits can be applied on poisonous insect bites.
  • The paste of leaves can be also applied on skin conditions, rheumatic pains, swellings of mumps and itches.
  • Bilimbi fruit syrup is effective in healing fever, stops rectal bleeding and inflammation and treats internal hemorrhoids.

Nutritional Value of Bilimbi

Following are the nutritional values present in 100 gm of Bilimbi:

  • Protein – 0.61 gm
  • Moisture – 94.2-94.7 gm
  • Ash – 0.31-0.40 gm
  • Fiber – 0.6 gm
  • Phosphorus – 11.1 mg
  • Calcium – 3.4 mg
  • Carotene – 0.035 mg
  • Iron – 1.01 mg
  • Thiamine – 0.010 mg
  • Carotene – 0.035 mg
  • Niacin – 0.032 mg
  • Riboflavin – 0.026 mg
  • Ascorbic Acid – 15.5 mg

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