Gooseberry tree produces sour fruit like bilimbi. Behind the sour taste, gooseberry has many health benefits. Gooseberry has a scientific name Phyllanthus acidus. Until now, the origin of this plant is unknown. There are people who believe that this plant originated from India, some people also believe that this plant comes from Madagascar. Gooseberry usually flourishes at an altitude of 1,000 m above sea level and can grow easily. Because gooseberry is easy to grow, gooseberries spread to the world up to the Caribbean islands, Southeast Asia, and Hawaii.
Gooseberry trees generally produce fruit in January-May. Gooseberry fruit can reach maturity between 90-100 days. Gooseberry tree can produce fruit in large quantities when it reaches the age of about 4 years. Gooseberry can be eaten raw with sugar or salt mixed. Gooseberry also can be made as juice or processed into beverages, while the leaf can also be used for cooking.
Besides being able to be processed as fresh drinks, gooseberry can also be used in traditional herbal treatments. What can we get from gooseberry? Ancestors have known gooseberry as part of herbal remedies including slimming, treating respiratory disorder, and treating constipation. Here are some benefits of gooseberry:
What can gooseberries be used for?
Slimming the body
To get a slim body, you can make a potion from gooseberry first. This herb use gooseberry leaves. Take some leaves and wash it clean, boil in water. Drink boiled water every day.
Gooseberry can help bone health. Gooseberry has iron and calcium to help nourish the bones so as not to be easily porous.
Vitamin C in the fruit provides health benefits for the skin. Vitamin C plays an important role for skin health, even for those of you who have problems with acne and dull skin. Try to eat gooseberry in any form because it is high in vitamin C.
Prepare gooseberry seed powder 3/4 tsp. Brewed with 1/2 cup of hot water. When still warm add 1 tablespoon of honey, then drink at once. Do it twice a day. Another way that you can use is to take fresh leaves about 3 grams, wash and pound, then brewed with 1/2 cup of hot water. Drink at once with the dregs.
Other gooseberry benefits
- Boost immunity
- Treating canker sores
- As a diuretic
- Prevent heart attack
- Overcoming diabetes
- Relieves high blood pressure
- Overcome acne
- Hair Health
- Conceal acne scar
In other reviews claimed that gooseberry is also good for preventing cancer. Gooseberry contains antioxidant to ward off free radicals in the skin. In traditional medicinal methods in India, gooseberry is traditionally used as a supplement to treat serious illnesses including diabetes and improve health.
Gooseberry is beneficial to health although in some places this fruit is not so popular. If you are a hobby of gardening, you can plant a gooseberry tree in your garden. Gooseberry trees can grow easily. In addition you can also enjoy eating gooseberry as much as you like.