Monday, March 26, 2012

Health Benefits of Calamansi:

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 of kalamansi
includes the following.

• Anti-inflammatory properties
• Relief for constipation
• Acne cure
• Cough and phlegm remedy
• Cure colds and fever
• Strengthens immune system
• Treatment for insect bites
• Skin and hair benefits
• Good for respiratory illnesses like asthma
• Strengthens teeth and bones

If you are looking for a versatile fruit that contains many health benefits, then kalamansi fruit is what you are looking for. The fruit can be found practically everywhere locally here in the Philippines and in some part of south east Asia.

Calamansi is a vitamin C rich citrus fruit that enhances your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within and thus bringing a glow on your face. One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it paves way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy. Lemon water flushes out body toxins and thus is extremely beneficial for the body.

Calamansi, a fruit popular for its therapeutic properties, helps promote your immune system and thus, protects you from the clutches of most types of infections. It also plays the role of blood purifier. Lemon is a fabulous antiseptic bestowed on us by Mother Nature. Limewater juice works wonders for people having heart problem, owing to its high potassium content. So, make it a part of your daily routine to drink a glass of warm lemon water in the morning and then open your gateway to enjoy its health benefits

There are many benefits that we could get from calamansi:

Medicinal Use:
1. for shampooing the hair, or the fruit juice applied to the scalp after shampooing. It eliminates itching and promotes hair growth.
2. Rubbing calamondin juice on insect bites banishes the itching and irritation
3. It bleaches freckles and helps to clear up acne vulgaris and pruritus vulvae. It is taken orally as a cough remedy and antiphlogistic
4. lightly diluted and drunk warm, it serves as a laxative
5. Combined with pepper, it is prescribed in Malaya to expel phlegm.
6. The root enters into a treatment given at childbirth
7. The distilled oil of the leaves serves as a carminative with more potency than peppermint oil. The volatile oil content of the leaves is 0.90% to 1.06%

Food Uses:
1. Calamondin halves or quarters may be served with iced tea, seafood and meats, to be squeezed for the acid juice
2. Some people boil the sliced fruits with cranberries to make a tart sauce
3. Calamondins are also preserved whole in sugar sirup, or made into sweet pickles, or marmalade
4. Whole fruits, fried in coconut oil with various seasonings, are eaten with curry
5. The juice is primarily valued for making acid beverages
6. t is often employed like lime or lemon juice to make gelatin salads or desserts, custard pie or chiffon pie
7. In the Philippines, the extracted juice, with the addition of gum tragacanth as an emulsifier, is pasteurized and bottled commercially
8. The locals usually use kalamansi juice in different varieties of foods like raw fish, half cooked meat, vegetables, some cold dishes and as drinks.

Other benefits:
• Good source of Vitamin C
• Can be used as stain remover
• Some says it whitens skin
• Serves as deodorant