One of the least familiar and the most underestimated fruit in the world is definitely kamias or bilimbi. This fruit is closely tied to the balimbing or star fruit, but kamias has a sour flavor and it’s used in many cuisines of the world. This fruit is native to the Philippines and grows on a tree. It is an abundant source of phosphorus, vitamins B and C, iron, and antioxidants.
It is not as famous as the other tropical fruits, but it’s got a high nutritional value and everyone should pay attention to it more.
Here are some of the most important health benefits of kamias:
- Cough treatment
Just mix several grains of fennel, 3 grains of kamias and sugar. Boil the mixture and then steam for several hours. Divide the water in two. Take the first half on an empty stomach in the morning and the other half in the evening. It will relieve your cough significantly.
- Diabetes treatment
Kamias can also help people suffering from diabetes. You only need 6 grains of crushed kamias that you’ll mix with a glass of water. Boil the mixture and then strain the water. Drink it twice a day.
- Acne treatment
Kamias is abundant in acidic substances. They are really effective in acne treatment. Just put some crushed kamias on the affected skin and leave it to act for several minutes. Rinse with clean water.
- Thrush treatment
Although this treatment can be quite painful, it is extremely effective. Kamias can help you treat thrush because as we said, it’s full of acidic substances. Just put some crushed kamias on the affected area.
Crush a handful of kamias leaves and one grain until you get a smooth mixture. Mix it with some water and apply it on the affected areas 2-3 times a day. You’ll relieve rheumatism quickly!
- Muscle stiffness treatment
Mix one handful of kamias leaves, one grain of kamias fruit, 10 grains of cloves, and 15 grains of peppercorns. Add vinegar over it. When the ingredients start to soften, apply the mixture on your stiff muscles. You’ll notice great relief!
- Toothache treatment
Kamias can relieve a toothache effectively. Just crush the fruit and apply it on your painful tooth. It will act better than any medicine!