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Small in shape, this is the benefits of starfruit as herbal medicine

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Starfruit is tiny but rich in antioxidants. This is the benefits of starfruit for the health of your body.

Wuluh starfruit, who doesn’t know this tiny fruit. Wuluh starfruit is identical with green color and sour taste and contains lots of water.

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The sour taste of starfruit is widely used to add fresh food and beverage menus.

Just like other star fruit, starfruit is easily found in traditional and modern markets. Meanwhile, many starfruit plants are planted in the yard and garden.

The starfruit plant is quite small because it is only 10 meters high. Starfruit can be planted in polybags.

Belimbuing wuluh fruit is oval and dark green when young and turns yellowish when ripe. Wuluh starfruit flowers are purplish red and clustered.

The content of starfruit

Quoting from a book entitled 202 Fruit and Vegetable Juices, starfruit contains provitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C, as well as iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium / potassium.

Launching from the book Family Medicinal Plants by Fauziah, starfruit contains quite a lot of active substances such as saponins, tannins, peroxides, formic acid, glucose, calcium oxalate, and sulfur.

This content is what makes starfruit widely used as herbal medicine.

Benefits of starfruit

The starfruit fruit is indeed sour, but behind the taste is stored a myriad of good health benefits.

Wuluh starfruit is useful as a herbal medicine that can cure a number of diseases and also for facial skin care.

Here are the benefits of starfruit that you should know.

1. Oral thrush

Thrush, a disease that is quite disturbing and makes sufferers uncomfortable.

Canker sores appear when the body lacks nutrients, mouth area bites, fungal, viral, or bacterial infections.

Starfruit is rich in vitamin C which plays a role in increasing endurance and can heal canker sores.

You can eat fresh starfruit when suffering from thrush. When you have recovered, it’s a good idea to keep consuming starfruit every day to prevent canker sores from coming back.

2. High blood medication

You shouldn’t take high blood pressure for granted. Therefore, high blood pressure can lead to chronic diseases such as stroke and heart disease.

Starfruit is believed to be effective in lowering your high blood pressure. This is because starfruit contains potassium which acts as a control for blood pressure in the body.

To treat high blood pressure, you only need to prepare three star fruit and 25 grams of sriganding seeds.

You mash the seeds until smooth. After that, you boil the sriganding seed powder along with starfruit and four glasses of water.

You cool and filter the boiling water of starfruit. You drink the boiled water one glass per day.

3. Cough medicine

Apart from the fruit, starfruit flowers also have health benefits. Quoting from the Toga Book, Agricultural Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, starfruit flowers are effective in treating coughs.

This starfruit flower can be a solution for those of you who are reluctant to take pharmaceutical drugs to treat coughs.

To make cough medicine from starfruit flowers is quite easy. You prepare one handful of starfruit flowers, enough anise, water / 4 cups, and rock sugar.

You boil all the ingredients above until they boil. You only need to drink two tablespoons of starfruit flower cooking water twice a day.

4. Lowering cholesterol levels

High cholesterol can affect anyone regardless of age and gender.

Increased cholesterol levels are triggered by a number of factors such as consuming too much fatty food, not exercising regularly, and obesity.

Quoting from a book entitled Care Yourself, Cholesterol, starfruit is useful for lowering cholesterol levels.

This has been proven in research conducted by Widman University, Surabaya. This study used male rabbits as objects.

As a result, starfruit boiled water was able to reduce cholesterol levels in male rabbits.

Not surprisingly, starfruit contains saponins which play a role in reducing cholesterol absorption in the body. In addition, the potassium in starfruit plays a role in lowering bad cholesterol levels in the body.

5. Treating acne

Acne is a big enemy for most women. They feel less confident when acne starts to attack the face.

Starfruit is useful for treating your acne problems. To feel the benefits, you can grate three star fruit and add a little salt

After that, you put the grated starfruit over the acne prone skin. You should do this herbal treatment regularly twice a day.

6. Diabetes mellitus

Quoting from the Toga Book, Agricultural Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Agriculture to treat diabetes mellitus, the part used is starfruit leaves.

Here are the ingredients and how to make a concoction of starfruit leaves to treat diabetes mellitus, aka diabetes.


  • Star fruit leaves 20 grams
  • Enough water

You wash the starfruit leaves thoroughly. Then, you mash or mash the starfruit leaves with water. You grow starfruit leaves until smooth.

You drink the crushed starfruit 1/4 cup twice a day.

There are other ways to mix ingredients of starfruit leaves for diabetes medicine. The following are the methods and materials quoted from Kompas.com.


  • Three handfuls of starfruit leaves
  • One liter of water

You wash the star fruit leaves then boil it until it boils. After that, you cool and filter the boiled water of starfruit leaves. You drink starfruit leaf boiled water twice a day, morning and evening.

7. Bleeding gums

Starfruit is effective in treating and preventing bleeding gums. You only need to eat fresh starfruit every day to feel the benefits.

How, are you interested in using star fruit as herbal medicine?

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