Kerson fruit has been the number one buzz lately. It is filled with antibacterial compound and can even combat cancer! Here are 13 reasons why you should include it in your diet.
Kerson Fruit or Muntingia calabura is a fast-growing tree that has a taste similar to cherries with countless health benefits.
-Reducing Blood Sugar
-Improving the Cardiovascular Health
-reducing Blood Pressure
Where it originates from
The native countries of the Kerson trees are Mexico, the Caribbean, Asia, Indonesia, South America, Japan, Philippines, China, India, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic and a lot of other places.
Lately it has also started to grow in the states as Strawberry Tree, Panama berry, Jamaican cherry, Bajelly tree and Singapore cherry… and in Spanish, it’s often referred to as bolania, memizo, and yamanza,
Why make the Kerson Fruit a part of your diet?
The Kerson cherry is packed with numerous powerful antibacterial properties, making it a new source of antibacterial agents, And it’s particularly useful for curing Staph infections, S. Epidemidis, P. vulgaris, K. Rhizophil, C. Diphtheria and additional bacteria. This is vital when we have a great deal of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Throughout the centuries numerous countries used Kerson Fruit to relieve pain tied to the gout. Eating 9 to 12 of the cherries thrice a day seems to function properly for soothing the pain.
Kerson Fruit also reduces the blood sugar levels therefore making it favorable for diabetics.
The fruit is high in Vitamin C, a strong antioxidant that helps to defeat common colds, flues, and even cardiovascular disease. 100 grams of fruit contains 150 mg of Vitamin C.
Kerson leaves made into tea are great for pain because they block pain receptors; a good antinociceptive agent similar to opiates.
If you make the leaves into tea protect the heart from heart attacks since the leaves are full of antioxidants that stop inflammation which cause myocardial infarction.
The leaves have been researched and display extraordinary anticancer abilities and may be used for a wider range in the future for fighting cancer… more research to be performed.
The leaves can be used as a tea for treating inflammation and swelling and for lowering fevers.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Tea made of the leaves lowers blood pressure since it is consisted of nitric oxide which widens blood vessels consequentially improving blood flow.
Consuming the fruit and tea prepared out of the leaves does wonders for eliminating headaches.
Kerson Fruit and leaves contain lots of antioxidants in fact over 24 flavonoid and phenolic compounds like that found in green tea and also have saponin properties.
Kerson Fruit is full of fiber, water, carbs, protein for strong muscles, calcium and phosphorus for strong bones, iron for anemia, and B-Vitamins for vitality and good mood.
The flowers boiled for tea are a great antiseptic agent for wounds and also works well for relieving abdominal cramps.
How To Consume/Where To Find
Kerson Fruit can be found fresh at Asian and Latin Markets (Check the other names for the fruit), in jams and jellies, and in liquid form for medicinal purposes online.
If you can get your hands on the actual fruit or its leaves, then there’s nothing like it.