Have you ever heard about this wonder fruit called Kamias? Kamias is just another name for the tree which is known as Averrhoa bilimbi. This tree is popular as sorrel tree or cucumber in English.
Its natural habitat is in Indonesia as well as Malaysia. Surprisingly, its fruit serves in cooking and in traditional medicine as well. It is a highly acidic fruit, but you can eat it prepared because it is rich in minerals and vitamins.
Family – Oxalidaceae
Kingdom – Plantae
Class – Magnoliopsida
Species – Averrhoa Bilimbi
Order – Oxalidales
Division – Magnoliophyta
Genius – Averrhoa
This tree can be 33 feet high, and its leaves usually form clusters at the branches’ ends. It has small and fragrant flowers which have a purple or yellow-green color during the whole year.
Being part of the family of starfruit, this tree’s fruits are of chartreuse color and it is sweeter than kamias. Although it is sour, kamias is juicy and soft. Because of its complex nutrition, this fruit can treat and prevent illnesses.
Rich in glucoside, peroxide, sulfur, potassium citrate, calcium oxalate, formic acid and tannins as well, every part of the tree is beneficial, the leaves, fruits, and flowers. In the next lines read about the health benefits of kamias.
- Treat Acne
Kamias helps in treating acne, since it contains acid substances. All you need to do is apply some crashed kamias on the place where you have acne and let it stay for a few minutes. Then, wash it with water. It may hurt a little bit, because it is acidic.
- Treat Diabetes
Kamias may be found beneficial for people with diabetes. All you need to do is crash six grains of kamias and put them in a glass of water. Then, you can boil this mixture, and strain the water in the end. Consume this twice a day.
- Treat Panu
Kamias is suggested as a natural treatment for Panu, an illness which is caused by a fungus on the skin. Nonetheless, you cannot treat panu in a day; the treatment is step by step.
To treat this illness, you need shredded kamias applied to the affected area. Usually, it needs to stay about 15 minutes, and you should do it on a regular basis.
- Treat Thrush
This treatment can be painful, but effective as well. This fruit is really beneficial because of kamias’ acidic substances. All you need to do is apply some crashed kamias to the affected area.
- Treat Stiffness
The pain in the muscles known as stiffness, occurs in muscles of the arms, legs, neck and shoulders. Although this pain goes away on its own, you can treat it with kamias too.
Make a mixture of ten grains of cloves, a handful of leaves, one grain of kamias and fifteen grains of peppercorns. Crush these ingredients till you get a soft texture and add vinegar. Apply this to the affected area.
- Treat Rheumatism
Are you suffering from rheumatism? If yes, you know the pain, but now, with the help of kamias, you should not worry about that anymore. To relieve your pain you need to make a mixture of handful crashed kamias’ leaves and one grain and water.
Apply this mixture to the affected area two or three times per day. Make sure not to do any activities when you are using this treatment.
- Treat Cough
Kamias is a natural way to treat a cough. All you need to do is make a mixture of three grains of kamias, sugar and several grains of fennel.. Then, boil this mixture, and take several hours to steam.
Divide the water in two parts. Drink one half in the morning on an empty stomach and the other half in the evening.
You need another recipe if you want to treat a whooping cough. Wash ten grains of kamias, squeeze them, add water and two tablespoons of salt water. Drink this in the same way as you drink the other recipe.
Note: It is better to use kamias to treat kids’ cough, since they do not have a strong immune system.
- Treat a Toothache
Having a toothache is very painful, but luckily, you have kamias a natural way to treat it. Kamias treats pain better than medications. You just need to crush some kamias and put them on the tooth that is in pain.
If you have a problem with high blood pressure, you should use kamias because it promotes hypertension. Boil three grains of kamias and two glasses of water. Consume this every day till you feel that your blood pressure is reduced.