Thursday, September 9, 2010

Health Benefits of Calamansi:

The lime is the smallest and probably most widely used fruit amongst the family of citrus. Lime comes from Southeast Asia. The name is of Arabic origin and it is believed that the Arabs most likely introduced it into India and Persia from where it was taken to Europe. Today it is cultivated in many tropical countries such as Florida, Brazil, Mexico and Egypt.


The lime is a small citrus fruit, like a small orange, with skin and flesh that are green in color. The pulp of the lime taste sour, and the fruit contains twice the amount of juice as the yellow, larger lemon. The juice, as a drink, makes one of the best thirst-quenchers. The acid content of lime is known to slow down the oxidation of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, thus preventing discoloration and acting as a preservative.

Nutritive Values: Per 100 gm.
Vitamin B: Thiamine .04 mg;
Riboflavin: trace
Niacin: .1 mg
Vitamin C: 27 mg.
Calcium: 40 mg.
Iron: 6 mg.
Phosphorus: 22 mg.
Fat: .1 gm
Protein: .8 gm
Calories: 37

Health Benefits:
Lime contains by far more vitamin C than the lemon. A glass of warm water with lime juice and a teaspoonful of honey is an ideal remedy for cold and dry cough.
Lime juice is a pep-up in cases of listlessness and a rundown feeling due to vitamin deficiency.
The pectin content in fruit pulp is said to be beneficial in lowering blood cholesterol.
The vitamin C content in lime increases the body's resistance to disease, aids the healing of wounds and prevents damage to the eyes.
Vitamin C is also helpful in maintaining the health of the teeth and other bones of the body. It prevents decay and loosening of the teeth, dental caries, toothache, bleeding of the gums and fragility of bones.
The rind of the fruit also has medicinal properties. It contains a volatile oil which is used in medicine for improving digestion and removing wind
Lime is considered highly beneficial in the treatment of digestive disorders.
The lime juice is of great value in constipation, when it is taken first thing in the morning in a glass of warm water.
The citric acid in limes has an alkaline reaction in the system which can relieve peptic ulcers.
Few drops of warm lime-juice diluted with water should be instilled in the eyes in case of conjunctivitis. Its regular use with pure rose water in the ratio of 1:4 is helpful in preventing old-age cataract.
Lime juice diluted in warm water was proven valuable in cystitis. It gives relief to burning sensation and also stops bleeding in cystitis.
The lime juice is also excellent for weight reduction. Fresh juice' of a lime mixed in a glassful of water and sweetened with honey should be taken every morning on empty stomach in case of obesity.
Lime contain limonene, this phytochemical are potent detoxifiers with anti-biotic effect that is protective against bacterial poisoning.
The potent anti-viral properties in lime can kill cholera bacilli within a very short period of time. Drink one part juice and one part water regularly.
Lemon peels when rub on dry or scaly skin can restore softness and add moisture to the skin.

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8 comments:

  1. calamansi juice is really an effective remedy of peptic ulcer...i took a concentrated juice every morning 2 hours before meal...and in just 2 weeks, i was healed..and here's more..i weighed 160 pounds that time and i continued drinking it, along with the proper diet and exercise, in almost two months, i lost 45 pounds...it's really amazing how calamansi works for your body...

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  2. This is intended to control one's hunger.

    Alkaline Water

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  3. If that case I would also drink fresh lime juice every morning,, I also try the lime juice with honey.. So I can prove to my self how it realy works to body...
    tnx for the info. Godbless!

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  4. my husband drinks this on empty stomach every morning, his eczema show very good recovery. He used to see doctor everymonth for continuous medication for his eczema and sometimes even need steroid injection, because its very serious and itchy for him. Since 3 years ago till now, he never visited skin doctor, and never itch anymore.

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  5. I drink a lot of Kalamansi juice w/ honey, turmeric day & night preperation for my fasting.

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  6. I prepare also the kalamansi juice w/ grated garlic, ginger & put honey w/ hot water for my dry cough.

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  7. We will use calamansi in our science investigatory project in DNHS. If it is effective in healing wounds.

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