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Bobab Fruit

Sat, 06/25/2011 - 12:02PM by mrs posh 0 Comments -

The exotic fruit from Africa contains six times morevitamin C than oranges and twice as much calcium as milk;-) The pulp, which is powdery and white will be used in products such as cereal bars in Europe. In Africa the fruit and its leaves are also used to cure illnesses such as fevers and kidney disease. The leaves of the Baobab can be eaten as relish. The pulp is dissolved and mixed with milk or water to a delicious drink. Even the seeds are used by Africans as edible oil. The Baobab tree can live for hundreds of years and grows up to 50 ft.The baobab tree has many names including the monkey bread tree, the cream of tartar tree, and the “upside down tree.

Benefits of baobab fruit:

  • More than 10 times theantioxidants level of oranges
  • Six times the vitamin C of an orange
  • More than twice the calcium level of a glass of milk
  • High in potassium, which aids the brain, nervous system and muscle systems
  • High in phosphorus, essential to healthy bones
  • Promotes a healthy digestive system with vital bacteria levels
  • Packed with protein
  • Loaded with Iron

 



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Guava

Sat, 06/25/2011 - 11:14AM by mrs posh 0 Comments -

Guava fruit -In Tanzania it's generally known as Mapera.Let me share some of its brilliant health benefits with you:

1- Diarrhea & Dysentery: Guava is very rich in astringents.It make your gums feel tighter and fresh after you chew guava leaves or eat a raw guava or use some toothpaste) which binds up loose bowels in diarrhea. These astringents are alkaline in nature and have disinfectant and anti-bacterial properties, thus help cure dysentery by inhibiting microbial growth and removing extra mucus from the intestines.

2- Constipation: Guava is one of the riches sources of dietary fiber. Its seeds, if ingested whole or chewed, serve as excellent laxatives. These two properties of guava help forming bowels, retaining water and clean your intestines and excretory system thoroughly.

3- Cough & Cold: Juice of raw and immature guavas or decoction of guava-leaves is very helpful in giving relief in cough and cold by loosening cough, reducing mucus, disinfecting the respiratory tract, throat and lungs and inhibiting microbial activity due to its astringent properties. Guava is one of richest in vitamin-C and iron which are proven to be preventive against cold and viral infections.

4- High Blood Pressure: Guava helps reduce cholesterol in blood and prevents it from thickening, thereby maintaining fluidity of blood and reducing blood pressure.Guava, being very rich in fiber and hypoglycemic in nature, helps reduce blood pressure.

5- Scurvy: Guava can outdo many other fruits, including orange and other citrus fruits, when it comes to concentration of vitamin-C, whose deficiency causes scurvy and which is the only remedy to it. It contains five times the vitamin-C in oranges.

Other benefits: Guava helps control diabetes, protects prostrate, its Lypocene reduces the risk of cancer, the juice of the leaves cures toothache, swollen gums & oral ulcers, heals wounds when applied externally, convulsions, epilepsy, bacterial infections and so on and so forth.