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Health benefits of star fruit

Doctor II Huynh Tan Vu, Day Treatment Unit, Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital - facility 3 said that star fruit contains about 60% cellulose, 27% hemicellulose, 13% pectin, acidity and nutritional composition. changes when ripe.

Star fruit is rich in natural antioxidants such as vitamin C, β-carotene and gallic acid. Furthermore, star fruit is a rich source of magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese, potassium and phosphorus. Starfruit also contains high amounts of fiber and is low in calories which can aid in blood sugar control.

Star fruit contains protein 0,5%, oil 0,2%, carbohydrates 4,8%, total sugar 3,5-11%, oxalic acid 1%, vitamins A, C, B1, B2, PP and some Other components.

Health benefits of star fruit

Star fruit is considered a rich source of natural antioxidants and minerals, and can be eaten raw or used in juices, salads, and pickles.

According to Traditional Medicine, starfruit is sour and sweet, with average anti-inflammatory, diuretic, expectorant and salivary effects. Star fruit roots are sour and acrid, and have neutral effects in eliminating rheumatism and relieving pain. The stem and leaves taste sour and acrid, and have moderate anti-inflammatory and diuretic effects. The flower has a sweet taste and is effective in eliminating malaria.

Star fruit treats cough, sore throat, enlarged spleen and fever. Star fruit roots treat joint pain and chronic headaches. Star fruit stems and leaves treat runny nose, gastroenteritis, urinary retention, pimples and pyoderma. Star fruit flowers treat malaria, kidney failure, poor vitality, dry cough, phlegm cough, and dysentery. Star fruit bark cures coughs and measles in children.

Star fruit brings many health benefits.

Star fruit brings many health benefits. 

Some remedies from star fruit

Star fruit has a sweet and sour taste, has neutral properties, has the effect of clearing heat, quenching thirst, eliminating wind, eliminating inflammation, diuretic and expectorant.

– Treat cough and sore throat: Fresh star fruit about 100-150g juice and drink for 3-5 days.

- Cure incontinence: According to Nam Duoc Than Effective, take 7 star fruit, 1/3 of each fruit near the stem, boil with 600ml of water to leave 300ml, drink while warm. Combine 1 crushed star fruit with 1 garlic and apply it on the navel, use continuously for 3-5 days.

– Treatment of flu (fever, cough, sneezing, runny nose, body aches): Grill 3 star fruits, squeeze out the juice, mix with 50 ml of white wine and drink in 1 or 2 divided doses, do for 3 days, do not drink when too full or hungry.

Star fruit flowers have a sour, slightly sweet taste, neutral properties, have the effect of laxative, cough suppressant, thirst quencher and kidney tonic to produce sperm.

– Cure dry cough, cough with phlegm: Star fruit flowers (mixed with ginger juice) 12g, 12g male licorice, 10g perilla, 10g marjoram, 3 slices fresh ginger. Boil 750 ml of water, leave 300 ml, divide into 2 times and drink before eating.

Star fruit leaves have a sour taste, neutral properties, and have the effect of clearing heat, eliminating inflammation, and diuretic. In traditional medicine, star fruit leaves are also used to treat pimples, ulcers, hives, allergies, sunstroke, and coughs.

– Cure sunstroke: 100g fresh star fruit leaves, 40g fresh lemon leaves, wash, crush and squeeze to get the juice to drink. Apply the residue to the temples and soles of the feet. Or take an old, unripe star fruit, roast it, boil it and drink.

– Treat allergies and rashes: Take 20g of fresh star fruit leaves and cook water to drink. 30 - 50g fresh leaves boil in bath water.

- Dengue fever prevention: Decoct 16g star fruit leaves with cassava, mulberry leaves, bamboo leaves, plantain, 12g each and drink water every day during dengue fever epidemic in the locality, you can proactively treat it. prevent disease.

The stem and root bark of star fruit is sour, slightly sweet, has neutral properties, has the effect of clearing heat, dissolving phlegm, eliminating coughs, treating joint pain, chronic headaches and gastritis.

Star fruit is a delicious, nutritious fruit, low in calories but high in vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants. Besides, some traditional medicine remedies from star fruit are very effective. However, people need to consult with nutritionists and doctors to use star fruit in a way that is beneficial to their health and limits toxicity from star fruit.

Nguyen Ngoan


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