Native to the Philippines, Kamias or bilimbi is considered as one of the most underestimated fruits worldwide.
It is closely related to the balimbing or star fruit, but unlike this fruit, kamias has a sour flavor. This fruit-bearing tree is a great source of vitamins C and B, antioxidants, phosphorus, and iron.
Even though kamias is not popular like the other tropical fruits, it has high nutritional value, and you should give it a try!
Health benefits of kamias:
Mix a few grains of fennel, 3 grains of kamias, and sugar. Boil the mixture then steam for a few hours. You should divide the water in two. Drink the first half in the morning, before your breakfast, and the other half in the evening.
2. Diabetes treatment
Kamias is recommended for people who suffer from diabetes. Crush 6 grains of kamias and mix them with a glass of water. Boil the mixture then make sure to strain the water. You should consume this 2 times a day.
3. Acne treatment
Kamias contains acidic substances, which are extremely beneficial treatment in the case of acne. Just apply a crushed kamias on the affected area and let it stand for several minutes. Rinse with water.
4. Thrush treatment
Even though it can be quite painful, this treatment is very effective. As we said before, kamias has acidic substances which can help treat thrush. Just put some crushed kamias on the affected area.
In order to relieve rheumatic pain, you should crush a handful of kamias leaves and one grain. Mix them with water and apply on the affected areas 2-3 times on a daily basis.
6. Muscle stiffness treatment
You should mix one handful of kamias leaves, 10 grains of cloves, 15 grains of peppercorns, and one grain of kamias fruit. Apply the mixture on stiff muscles.
7. Toothache treatment
Just crush kamias and apply on the painful tooth. In fact, kamias can provide better results than a pharmacy-bought painkiller.