Bilimbi is also called Averrhoa bilimbi. It is a fruit that has a sour taste and rich of health benefits. In English is often known as the cucumber tree. Bilimbi fruit is often used as a seasoning vegetables and herbal medicine. Bilimbi allegedly came from the Moluccas and now spread to countries in Asia.
Bilimbi tree can reach a height of about 10 meters in diameter at base reaches 30 cm. Bilimbi leaves are compound leaf with a length of 30-60 cm. Bilimbi stalk of reed-shaped triangular form, with a length of 4-6 cm. The fruit is greenish-yellow, watery and tasted sour when ripe.
Nature provides a variety of natural ingredients for human consumption. Various ingredients are not only to be consumed as a food ingredient, it can even be a natural cosmetic ingredients to care for beauty. Bilimbi fruit is often used to cook tamarind or spices that require sour taste. Bilimbi is also useful for skin care. When consumed, bilimbi can provide antioxidants that keep the skin from free radicals and make it stay young. This is because bilimbi contains vitamin C and vitamin A is good for the skin.
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Prepare 3 pieces of bilimbi and coral jasmine seed 25 gr (finely crushed). Put it in a pan containing 4 cups of water and boil together with bilimbi. Chill and strain before drinking. Simply drink 1 cup a day. A large fruit and green grated, take the water and drink. Or you can also do this by setting up 3 pieces of bilimbi, cut into pieces as needed, boiled in 3 cups of water until the remaining 1 cup. After chilling filtered, drink it after breakfast.
Bilimbi useful for treating acne. Prepare 3 leaves of bilimbi, wash thoroughly. Grate and give a little salt. Stick it on the skin with acne. Apply 2 times a day. Another step is to prepare 6 pieces of bilimbi and 1/2 teaspoon of powdered sulfur, milled into powder mixed with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. This herb is used to rub the face with acne. Do it 2-3 times a day.
Prepare 6 pieces of bilimbi, then crushed, boiled with 1 cup of water until the water a half, strain, drink 2 times a day.
Take a handful of bilimbi leaves, pounded with 3 garlic. Compress on the part of the mumps.
Take 100 grams of bilimbi, mash until smooth, add whiting, rubbing into the affected part.
A handheld young leaves of bilimbi, 10 grains of cloves, 15 peppercorns, finely milled and then add vinegar in moderation. Rub into the sore spot.
10 pieces of bilimbi wash and finely ground, whiting, kneaded until smooth. This herb is used to rub on the skin phlegm. Apply 2 times a day.
To make a beautiful face glow and smooth, you can use bilimbi mask. Take and wash 10 fruits then puree it to cream. You can add warm water when it is too thick. Apply on facial skin for about 10 minutes.