Kamias or also known as blimbi are one of the most underestimated fruits in the world. It is similar to the star fruit, but the kamias fruit has a specific sour flavour, which makes an incredible addition to a large number of exotic cuisines around the world. The fruit is native to the Philippines and it the people there are highly aware of its beneficial properties.
The fruit itself is packed with vitamins C and B as well as minerals such as iron, phosphorus and antioxidants. Kamias isn’t as popular as other tropical fruits, but its popularity has been rapidly growing thanks to its recently-discovered high nutritional value.
Some of the top health benefits that the kamias fruit can offer are:
- Treats Cough
In order to treat a cough, mix 3 grains of kamias, some sugar, and a few grains of fennel. Boil the mixture and steam it for a few hours. Consume it in the morning on an empty stomach and you’re good to go.
- Treats Diabetes
Kamias is highly recommended and beneficial for people that suffer from diabetes. Take 6 grains of kamias, crushed them and mix them with a glass of water. Boil the mixture, strain the water and drink it twice a day, to treat diabetes.
- Treats Acne
Kamias are packed with acidic substances which make it really effective in treating acne. Crush a kamias and put it on the affected area and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing the area with clean water.
- Thrush Treatment
Although this thrush treatment is painful, it is highly effective and worth it. Kamias treat thrush thanks to its acidic substances. Simply place a few crushed kamias on the affected area and you’re good to go.
Alleviating rheumatic pain can easily be done by crushing a few kamias leaves and one grain and mixing the two together until you end up with a smooth mixture. Mix this with water and apply it on the affected areas. Repeat this procedure 2-3 times a day.
- Treats Muscle Stiffness
To treat stiff muscles, mix one handful of kamias leaves, 10 grains of cloves and 15 grains of peppercorns with some vinegar. Wait for the mixture to soften and apply it on the muscles.
- Treats Toothache
Kamias can efficiently relieve a toothache. Simply crush the fruit then apply it on the painful tooth as it works better than a painkiller.