Local 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).
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.
Belimbing wuluh Medicinal Plants may serve as anti-inflammatory because the content of flavones has.
- Mucus Laxative and reduce fever.
The content of potassium capable of reducing phlegm and reduce heat.
- 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.
- Overcoming sprue and mumps.
Belimbing wuluh rich in vitamin C which is very good for preventing and treating canker sores.
- Overcome acne and tinea versicolor.
- Helps Digestion.
High fiber content in this fruit may help digestion.
- 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.