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Siniguelas Nutrients

Posted on June 25, 2013 | No Comments on Siniguelas Nutrients

Also known as red mombin, Spanish plum, purple plum, java plum, red plum, purple mombin or wild plum, Sineguelas a tropical fruit that grows in shrub requiring little cultivation that is seasonally common during summer. The fruit is popular for its medicinal uses and health benefits. It is high in calcium, phosphorus, ascorbic acid and amino acids like lysine, methionine, threonine and tryptophan. The fruit is rich in in vitamin C for boosting immune system and serves as an antioxidant.

Siniguelas is used as diuretic (for production of urine for cleansing the body) and antispasmodic (for preventing muscle spasms). The fruit is boiled and used as antiseptic for preventing infection of wounds and healing mouth sores. It is therefore commonly uses to cleanse wounds, burns and cuts. Its liquid extract has antibacterial capabilities. The fruit’s syrup is used to remedy chronic diarrhea or for preventing lose bowel movements. The bark of the shrub is boiled for curing dysentery or the inflammation of the stomach, ulcers and hyperacidity and stomach bloating caused by indigestion. It can also be used to curing infantile stomatitis (nflammation of the mucous lining in the oral cavity or the mouth. The sap of the leaves is used to treat vaginal thrush, a common fungal infection in the female genital caused by the fungus Candida albicans. Others shred the leaves and combine the trees resin with pineapple to create a concoction for curing jaundice or the yellowish pigmentation of the skin.

While Siniguelas fruit is typically eaten raw, it can also be processed for making tart or green sauce. Still other cooks create jellies or processed the fruit for making vinegar or wine. It must be noted however, that while the fruit of the Siniguelas is nutritious, its seed is lethal and should not be consumed. It is further advised to eat the food in moderation because excessive amounts can lead to indigestion and hyperacidity especially if taken with an empty stomach.

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