Belimbing Wuluh (Cucumber Tree)

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Belimbing Wuluh (Cucumber Tree) Herbal RemediesLocal Name : Limeng, Selimeng, Thlimeng (Aceh); Selemeng (Gayo); Asom, Belimbing, Balimbingan (Batak); Malimbi (Nias), Balimbieng (Minangkabau), Belimbing asam (Melayu), Balimbing (Lampung); Calincing, Balingbing (Sundanese); Balimbing wuluh (Javanese), Bhalingbhing bulu (Maduranese),  Blingbing buloh (Bali), Limbi (Bima), Balimbeng (Flores), Libi (Sawu), Belerang (Sangi).
Latin Name : Averrhoa blimbi.
Foreign Name : Blimbi, Cucumber tree, Small sour starfruit, tree sorrel (English).

Active compounds
Rod: saponins, tannins, glucosides, calcium oxalate, sulfur, formic acid, peroxidase.
Leaves: tannins, sulfur, formic acid, peroxide, calcium oxalate, potassium citrate.
Fruit: ascorbic acid, niacin, riboflavin, carotene, thiamine, calcium, iron, fiber, and protein.

Herbal Effects

  1. Anti-inflammatory.
    Belimbing wuluh Medicinal Plants may serve as anti-inflammatory because the content of flavones has.
  2. Mucus Laxative and reduce fever.
    The content of potassium capable of reducing phlegm and reduce heat.
  3. Urine Laxative and blood pressure lowering (antihypertensive).
    Potassium citrate Content can stimulate body fluid expenditure . If the process of urinary expenses goes well, automatically the blood pressure will drop.
  4. Overcoming sprue and mumps.
    Belimbing wuluh rich in vitamin C which is very good for preventing and treating canker sores.
  5. Overcome acne and tinea versicolor.
  6. Helps Digestion.
    High fiber content in this fruit may help digestion.
  7. Cope with rheumatic diseases.

Note: Due to its acid flavor and contain calcium oxalate, Belimbing wuluh not recommended for people with ulcers and kidney stones.

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