Bilimbi or kamias is maybe one of the most underestimated fruits in the entire world. It is related to star fruit or balimbing, but it has sour flavor and it is used in different cuisines in the world. It originated from the Philippines, and it contains a lot of vitamins C and B, antioxidants, iron and phosphorus.
Even though kamias is not so popular like other tropical fruits, it is certainly becoming very popular because of its high nutritional value.
We present you some of its most important health benefits:
1. Cough treatment
In order to relieve cough you just have to mix 3 grains of kamias, few grains of fennel and sugar. Add them in a pot and bring the mixture to a boil and steam it for a few hours. Separate the water in two and drink the first half in the morning before you eat anything and drink the other half in the evening.
2. Diabetes treatment
People who suffer from diabetes can benefit from kamias. You will need 6 grains of kamias. First of all you should crush them and combine them with one glass of water. Add the mixture in a pot and bring it to a boil. Strain the water and drink the mixture two times daily.
3. Acne treatment
Kamias a lot of acidic substances that is very efficient for treating acne treatment. You just have to place crushed kamias on your problematic skin and leave it to act for a few minutes. Wash you face using clean water.
4. Thrush treatment
It is a treatment that may be very painful, but extremely efficient. Kamias is great for treating thrush because of its acidic substances. You just have to place a little bit of kamias on your affected area.
If you want to alleviate rheumatic pain, just crush one grain and a handful of kamias leaves until they become smooth. Combine them with water and apply the mixture on the affected areas 2 or 3 times daily.
6. Muscle stiffness treatment
Combine one grain of camias fruit, one handful of kamias leaves, 10 grains of cloves, and 15 grains of peppercorns and just add vinegar. Once the ingredients become soft, apply the mixture on your stiff muscles.
7. Toothache treatment
You can use kamias for relieving a toothache. Just crush the fruit and apply it on the painful tooth. It is amazing remedy and it is better than a pharmacy-bought painkiller.