One of the most underestimated fruits in the world is bilimbi, otherwise known as kamias. It has a sour flavor which makes it a great addition to various cuisines around the whole world. The fruit is is loaded with vitamin C and B, as well as antioxidants, phosphorus and iron, which is where its health benefits come from.
Despite not being popular as other tropical fruits, kamias have an incredibly high nutritional value. Some of the health benefits you can reap with their regular consumption are:
- Cough treatment
Mixing 3 grains of kamias, few grains of fennel as well as some sugar and boiling the mixture and then steaming it for a few hours before drinking in the morning on an empty stomach, will help you treat even a chronic cough.
- Diabetes treatment
Kamias have been known for their incredible beneficial effects for people suffering from diabetes. Simply crush 6 grains of kamias and mix them with a glass of water. Boil the mixture before straining it and drinking the water twice a day.
- Acne treatment
The fruit is loaded with acidic substances which are extremely efficient in treating acne. Simply crush kamias and apply it on the affected area of the skin. Let it sit for several minutes before rinsing it off with clean water.
- Thrush treatment
While this treatment can be painful, it is worth the try as it is incredibly beneficial. Kamias can help treat trush thanks to the previously-mentioned acidic substances. Just put crushed kamias on the affected area.
In order to treat rheumatic pain, take a handful of kamias leaves and crush them until they are smooth. Once done, mix them with water and apply it on the affected area twice a day.
- Muscle stiffness treatment
In order to treat stiff muscles, mix a grain of kamias fruit, a handful of kamias leaves, 10 grains of cloves as well as 15 grains of peppercorns and some vinegar, and apply the mixture on the muscles.
- Toothache treatment
If you have a bad toothache, just crush kamias fruit and apply it on the aching tooth. It will immediately relieve the pain.