WATER APPLE among its other benefits prevents breast and prostate cancer
Common names: Water apple, Mountain apple, Jambu, Rose apple, Wax Jambu, Bell fruit, Java apple.
Scientific name : Syzygium samarangense
The fruit is pear-shaped, waxy, with a spongy flesh that is somewhat juicy. It has a subacid and very bland taste or flavour.
1.Leaf extract of water apple has ANTI-HYPERGLYCAEMIC activity and can serve as a dietary support for managing hyperglycaemia linked to Type-2 DIABETES
2. The fruit has a GENTLE effect on the KIDNEYS and promotes greater output of urine.
3. The fruit LOWERS CHOLESTEROL levels.
4. Water apple fruit prevents PROSTATE and BREAST cancer.
5. Leaves of water apple act as febrifuge and are useful in FEVERISH conditions.
6. Fruit juice supports BRAIN functions .
9.Fruit juice improves LIVER functions.
10. Water apple fruit is rich in VITAMIN C and low in calories
11. The bark of water apple tree has ASTRINGENT property that can be prepared as MOUTH WASH to treat THRUSH.
12.The flowers are also ASTRINGENT and its tea is taken to halt DIARRHEA.
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Dr Gilbert Ezengige is a licensed natural medicine practitioner, lecturer and writer on health and social issues.