Sunday, July 12, 2009

CALAMANSI and its Benefits.

Calamansi is hard to find in America and if I find one store that sells this, they sell it very expensive. So we ended up buying lemon, lime or THIS as substitute. Anyways, Calamansi is a very famous citrus for both Medicinal and Food usage. Read on.

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

Source: HERE


Anonymous said...

Squeezed calamansi and add some hot water is very healthy to drink. I'm drinking it when I have colds, coughs, and sore throat. :)

Anonymous said...

good thing we have tons of calamansi here in the Philippines.I love drinking pure calamansi juice, i feel like being rejuvinated and energize due to being extremely sour, though don't drink in an empty stomach that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

drink pure calamansi juice 2 hours before your breakfast- empty stomach -to lower your blood sugar, cholesterol and to boost your immune system..thats accdg to Dr Tan of Salamat Doc- and we've been trying it...its non acidic ..

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