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Lanzones Health Benefits

Posted on April 5, 2014 | No Comments on Lanzones Health Benefits

Lanzones or Lansium domesticum is a famous fruit commonly grown in Southeast Asia. In the Philippines, Lanzones is popularly grown in Southern Tagalog (Laguna, Batangas, and Quezon), Camiguin, Sulu, Davao del Norte, and Zamboanga del Norte.

Lanzones a natural antioxidant for its carotene content which helps in protecting cells from free radicals, associated with numerous medical disorders. It is rich in vitamins Vitamins A, B1 or thiamine and B2 or Riboflavin. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin including retinol carotenoids, which helps in keeping healthy and softer skin, stronger teeth. Vitamin B1 or thiamine helps in breaking down of sugar in the body. On other hand, Riboflavin helps the body release energy from carbohydrates and promotes red blood cell production.

Moreover, Lanzones also contains Vitamin C which is helpful for boosting immune system and Vitamin E for prevent premature aging of the skin. Other minerals contained by Lanzones included Moisture, Protein, Carbohydrates, Fiber, Calcium, Phosphorus, Ascorbic Acid and Phytin.

Apart from its health benefits of the meat of the fruit, the Lanzones plants also have other important medicinal uses. This included driving away mosquitos when burning its dried peels, using the bark as astringent and for treatment of dysentery, powdered bark for stings, its powdered seed for treating intestinal worms, serving as natural antipyretic and resin is used for treating gastro-intestinal tract.

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