Healing Power of Garlic Juice

Who doesn’t know the healing effect of garlic? We might just considered garlic as a simple culinary herb. But have you ever heard the medicinal properties it posses?

At home, when someone in your family suffers from high blood pressure in the mid of the night, extracted garlic can be a good remedy. Not only that! Garlic has abundant benefits which can treat such various ailments.

Garlic is known to be versatile food and is recognized widely in enhancing human’s health and is being well promoted in maintaining a healthy blood circulation.

It acts as natural antioxidants, and is well known for Vitamin C, B1 and B6 contents.

In addition, garlic is said to be a good antibiotic because it increases your immunity and fight against diseases. It can also prevent the damage of human cells, because it has antioxidant properties which maintain a healthy and glowing skin.

Suffering from Asthma? Garlic can help you solve problems in breathing through juicing of garlic. Likewise, garlic juice is also a great idea in reducing cholesterol.

Further, garlic can be consumed in the form of juice, and variety of diseases can be cured.

A long standing intestinal disorder such as diarrhea with accompanying headache can disappear when a patient continuously consuming garlic juice because it can aid ones digestion.

Health Benefits of Garlic Juice:

  • Boots immune system.
  • Detoxification.
  • Lower cholesterol levels.
  • Lower the risk of blood cloth.
  • Reduces blood pressure.
  • Stimulates digestive enzymes.

Garlic juice has remarkable benefits for many conditions including those stated above. Moreover, garlic juice can also be used in assisting asthma and bronchitis, tuberculosis and amoebic dysentery.

Buying garlic juice from grocery stores could be your first choice. However, it is highly recommended to make it on your own.

Garlic might be difficult to extract, unless you have a high-quality blender. You just need to place the garlic cloves over the processor and blend it till you get a puree. Then place a clean cloth over a small bowl and strain the puree. Press the pulp to collect maximum juice. Finally, transfer the garlic juice in a glass and store it in the refrigerator.

Your garlic juice is done. Try it!

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Tamarind Health Benefits (Sampaloc)

Have you ever tried to rest under a huge tree? Having long heavy branches and condensed cluster of leaves usually reach up to 80 feet in height?  It looks like a shelter, but probably, you did not know the medicinal properties posses by this tree.

Tamarind is a well known fruit in the Philippines also known as sampaloc. This fruit is grown in countries with tropical climates such as Africa, Thailand and India. During each season, the tree bears irregularly curved pods, and each pod has thick outer shell encased within a deep brown pod. It is a sweet and tangy tamarind that is widely used condiment in South Asian kitchens.

Tamarind is rich in Vitamins and Minerals and has said to be an essential source of nutrition for fewer options. Among those considerably benefits stands out are as follows:

  • A good source of antioxidant fighting against cancer.
  • It contains carotenes and flavanoids.
  • Protects against Vitamin C deficiency.
  • Helps digest foods.
  • It lowers cholesterol.
  • It is used to treat bile disorders.
  • Promotes healthy heart.
  • Heals the inflammation of skin to great extent.
  • Used as blood purifier.

Hence, tamarind leaves are used for spicing up soup, and as herbal medicine to treat sprains and swelling. The decoction of Tamarind leaves can also be used in treating jaundice and ulcers, and is said to be a worm destroyer for children. Dilute tamarind decoction can help in destroying the stomach worms in children. In the Philippines, the leaves of Tamarind have been traditionally used in herbal tea for reducing malaria fever.

In addition, a juice extracted from tamarind flowers are usually used for treating piles.

Nevertheless, tamarind can be made as juice. It can be combined with any other traditional medicines or other alternative medicine and greatly contain several benefits to our body.

Health Benefits of Tamarind Juice:

  • A refreshing drink.
  • Slakes thirst and has cooling effect.
  • Contains Vitamin B3.
  • Good for digestive disorders.
  • Gives energy and helps produce blood.
  • Regulates intestinal activity.
  • Helps get rid of intestinal worms.
  • Treats bronchitis and sore throats.
  • Restore malfunction intestines and other organ for digestions.
  • Removes habitual constipation.

Tamarind Juice is also a rich source of antioxidants, which protects the body against the damage of free radicals. It also helps in overall health and the immune system such as prevention of oxidation of cholesterol, which prevents cholesterol from sticking to the walls of arteries to lessen the risk of coronary heart disease. Thus, tamarind juice makes a healthy additional diet for those suffering from coronary heart disease.

Furthermore, tamarind juice is said to be beneficial for diabetic people. It helps reduce the risk of diabetes by fighting against the development of coronary heart disease. According to study, diabetic people who consume tamarind juice before meal usually do not have a sharp spike in blood sugar levels that follow a meal.

In such cases, tamarind juice is also a good source for losing weight as well as in case of obesity where they need to control their blood sugar levels.

In preparing tamarind juice, you will need to prepare the following:

  • Two cups tamarind pulp
  • Two quarts boiling water
  • Two table spoons sugar to taste
  • Two tablespoons lime juice and honey (both optional)

Procedures in preparing tamarind juice:

  1. In a tea kettle, bring to boil two quarts of water.
  2. Place the tamarind pulp in a heat proof mixing bowl or baking dish.
  3. Add lime juice if any.
  4. Pour boiling water over the tamarind.
  5. Stir in sugar or honey.
  6. Cover and stand overnight.
  7. Strain the tamarind water through a strainer or a clean cloth.
  8. Dilute more with water and add more sugar to taste.
  9. Refrigerate and serve with ice.

Try adding Tamarind Juice to your daily diet and experience those various benefits for a healthy body and improve your overall health!

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Green Apple Health Benefits

Did I mention Green Apple? Drinking 100 percent pure apple juice is essential way to acquire the benefits of an apple. But medical studies suggested that, green apple is one of the most important fresh juices, as it lowers the bad cholesterol level in the body, as well as in preventing the formation of blood clots, where in, the risk of heart attack reduces. Studies have shown that it carries the same benefits with aspirin which protect against dangerous blood clots.

During your shopping at your grocery stores and supermarket, you often came across with different variety of apples. There are yellow, green and most often and most common is the red apple, which you can find everywhere in the globe. But if you were to consider the green apples, you may find out a huge range and beauty benefits it can provide in addition to normal apples.

There are various benefits a green apple offers. Green apples are very healthy as it gives your stomach a sense of satisfaction at the same time. It contains high fiber which reduces cholesterol inside our body and reduces the risk of colon cancer as well. Its dietary fiber helps in the regulation of bowel movements and in that way helps in the overall digestive process.

However, if you have consumed something heavy and about to wonder whether your stomach can take such foods? No worries! You could just let your cravings go on and just have a piece of green apple after, and it would help your stomach digest those foods with the help of enzymes present in the apple.

Moreover, those people suffering from low appetite due to intestinal peristalsis, consuming green apple could help you cure them, as they secrete organic acids which help in controlling them. Green apples are said to be energy givers because they contain carbohydrates that are good for athletic people or living in a hectic life.

Green apple can be juice and it is inexpensive compare to other juices. A glass of apple juice can keep you healthy and fit. It reduces the blood sugar in the body as well as in teeth cavities and prevents harmful bacteria growth inside the intestine. It can also help burn excess fats inside the body as it fastens the metabolism.

In addition, the fiber content in the juice of green apple can cut down the risk of cardiac arrest. But since apple juice was full of potassium, they as well reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and or rheumatism.

In conjunction with the great benefit of green apple, did you know that it is also a beauty enhancer and a weight reducer? Get an apple and let it ripen for a few more days before consuming. So the quantity of nutrients provided within the skin increases.

A weight reducer! Green apple contains no fat, which is benefit in the drawbacks for dieting! This could be a good choice for you if you are trying to lose some weight. But you must also consider other foods which has nutrients needed by your body, which does not offer by green apple. Although green apples contain carbohydrates which hold the body’s primary fuel source, it can only offer you a lower content just to satisfy your hunger.

Here, I prepare a recipe for your easier juicing.

You will need to prepare the following:

  • 3 pieces green apple
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 piece lemon
  • Sparkling water
  • 4 glasses

The preparation time is 15 minutes. It is best if the fruits are cold before juicing.

  1. Juice apples with skin on.
  2. Peel cucumber and juice it.
  3. Squeeze juice from one lemon into it.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Put the juice in equally 4 glasses.
  6. Add sparkling water.
  7. Consume immediately while freshest.

With such numerous benefits a green apple juice has offered, it is hard to decline them. After all, every individual want to live a long and healthy life. There’s no need to hesitate in grabbing apple juice.

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Amazing Benefits of Camote Tops Leaves (Talbos ng Kamote)

Talbos ng Kamote or a Sweet Potato Tops is one of those vegetables I planted in our backyard during my childhood, but I never eat them all the time for some reasons. It is easily grown and does not require special maintenance or fertilizers to grow and is a good alternative to rice.

These green leafy tops have the highest content of total polyphenolic, among other commercial vegetables studied. It has excellent source of anti-oxidative compounds mainly, polyphenolic which protects the human body from oxidative stress associated with many diseases, including cancer and cardio vascular diseases. It is a good source of protein, minerals, dietary fiber and nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorous, sulfur, iron and zinc.

Listed below are some Health Benefits of Talbos ng Kamote:

  • Diabetes treatment
  • Promotes good health
  • Lowers blood sugar and cholesterol
  • Regulates good bowel movements
  • Destroys bacteria and inhibit fungi

Here’s how to make Talbos ng Kamote a Healthy drink:

You will need:

  • 2 cups of talbos ng kamote
  • 6 pieces kalamansi fruit
  • 6 table spoon of sugar
  • 2 cups of water

Procedure:

  1. Clean the talbos ng kamote
  2. Put the talbos ng kamote in 2 cups of water.
  3. Boil for 10-15 minutes and the water will turn green.
  4. Add the calamansi and stir with the water as it turn pink.
  5. Stir in the sugar.
  6. Drink and enjoy the juice!

I am an anemic person, so my doctor suggested to eat food that are rich in iron such as liver steak and leafy vegetables including talbos ng kamote. So I made it a habit to add talbos ng kamote in my diet.

Camote Tops as Dengue Cure

In conjunction with the positive benefits of talbos ng kamote, did you know that it was said that it can as well treat dengue fever? A disease considered as one of the dangerous tropical diseases caused by dengue virus that plagued so many children and adults. 

Dengue Fever Symptoms

  • Fever may go up to 39-40 degree Celsius.
  • Fever lasts for 1-7 days then fades away for 1-2 days.
  • Chills, headache, severe muscle and joint pains.
  • Noticeable red and white patchy rashes on the skin.
  • Bleeding of gums, severe pain behind the eyes, and red palm and soles.

According to research, camote tops can counter attack the downfall of platelet count of anyone hit by dengue fever. The body’s immune system is thus revived, making dengue become helpless against the body’s natural defenses. With the help of camote tops, the body enables to heal itself. So, there’s no excuse in saving one from dengue, because the cure is just around us.

Here are some procedures in preparing Camote tops Juice in treating dengue fever:

  1. Get a bundle of Camote Tops.
  2. Cut it for about 12 inches and wash it to take out the soil and other dirt particles.
  3. Boil the Camote tops for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Add a little salt to flavor or a sugar to make it easier to drink.
  5. Let the patient drink slowly and gradually.

Tone up the health of your family against dengue by drinking Camote Tops Juice!

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Pandan Leaves Health Benefits

Natural plants have unique varieties which can aid different ailments. One of these popular I guess is the Pandan Leaves. I have this plant in my garden which I frequently use in cooking rice and some various desserts. Recently, I have learned some numerous benefits I could get in using Pandan Leaves which I am about to share with you.

First, let me introduce to you what Pandan Leaves are? These are also called Pandan Plant which is very popular for its aromatic flavors. Most predominantly used in the Southeast Asian cooking and is known to be barren.

As many people observed, the uses of pandan plant are not limited in cooking uses. Each part has been found to have medicinal benefits containing tannin, glycosides and alkaloids, which said to be the reason for the effectiveness of such various health concerns.

As a matter of fact, Pandan Leaves is extremely useful for healing various wounds and diseases such as smallpox, and is said to be a great pain reliever in such headache, chest pain, arthritis, earache and a fever reducer as well. It is also believed freshen the breath and reduce gum and mouth pain by chewing its leaf.

In addition, each leaf of pandan is also effective in reducing stomach cramps and stomach spasm. It the same manner, many people discovered and proved that it is an effective remedy for cough as well. So it is well considered being one of your best chose to plant and introduce in your garden.

Below are summary benefits of Pandan Leaves:

  • Relieves headache and arthritis.
  • Treats ear pains.
  • Eases chest pains.
  • Reduces fever.
  • Treats leprosy, wounds and smallpox.
  • As a laxative for children
  • Solve several skin problems.
  • Strengthen gums and reduces stomach spasms.
  • Helps in speeding in the recuperation of women who have just given birth and are still weak.

There are so many ways and preparations you can make using pandan leaves. One is to cook with the juice or add gelatin into it to make a buko pandan. You can as well make a juice by boiling the leaves and letting them steep. Here’s how.

  1. Gather a bunch of Pandan leaves according on how much aromatic you want your juice and tie them into a knot so that it will be easier to remove from water later.
  2. Fill in 2/3 warm water in a large pot.
  3. Drop the knot of pandan leaves into the water then bring to boil .
  4. Let the leaves boil for 10 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to simmer and cover the pot. Simmer the leaves for another 10 minutes until the leaves soften and the water turns green.
  6. Remove the leaves from the juice. Let the juice cool to room temperature and transfer it to an air-tight container.
  7. Store the juice in the refrigerator up to 7 days.

Hence, pandan flowers are rare. However, it is said to be aphrodisiac, which can stimulate sexual desire.

This was something about the Pandan Leaves. If you know anything about the uses and benefits of Pandan leaves, share it with me!

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Health Benefits of Guava

Should I start with the fact that guava is not just a fruit? Or should I say its fruit and leaves have many nutrient contents and great benefits as well? In this article, you’ll definitely find out some various effects of guava in our health, that most people not aware of.  In the Philippines, guava is also known as Bayabas.

Guava or Bayabas is a remarkable plant. It is primarily known for its edible fruit that is used for many culinary purposes. It is widely used in the Philippines as herbal medicine and is recognized by the Department of Health for its antiseptic property. It is known for being rich in Vitamin A and C. It as well helps in controlling diabetes and its lycopene reduces the risks of cancer. Most of us might be aware of the benefits of guava, but the leaves and its benefits cannot just be ignored.

The leaf of Guava, like many other herbs has an amazing qualities and can be used for amazing things. Fresh guava leaves can be used to relieve pain in toothaches and wounds. Fresh Guava leaves can be chewed for the treatment of toothache and gum swelling. The concoction of leaves can be used to clean wounds as well as in diarrhea treatment. Just mix with water and boil for a few minutes, then strain to make a medicine for diarrhea.

Guava leaves can be use as Antiseptic and astringent. Here’s how:

  1. Collect fresh guava leaves then wash with water.
  2. Boil a cup of guava leaves in 3 cups of water for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain and let it cool.

These can be used as mouthwash, as vaginal wash best for women who just gave birth and a wound disinfectant. For wounds, it is recommended to wash with guava.

Below are some brilliant benefits of guava and its leaves:

  1. Treats Diabetes. Guava leaves can decrease the level of glucose in the blood without altering insulin levels.
  2. Treat cough and cold. It can break up mucus and loosen your cough and help you overcome your symptoms faster as well. Guava contains Vitamin C and iron which are proven to be preventive against cold and viral infections.
  3. Prevents Constipation. Guava is rich in dietary fiber. It has been said that a single constipation can lead to several ailments. Each of us should goes through proper digestion and proper excretion. That’s how guava will help.
  4. Treats Diarrhea. Caused by toxins produced by gems that colonize on the lining of the intestinal tract. Consuming guava juice will prevent the gems from producing toxins that cause diarrhea.
  5. Reduces High Blood Pressure. Such food stuff which is lack in fiber adding blood pressure, due to its quick conversion to sugar. Guava juice being rich in fiber is recommended to consume to reduce high blood pressure.
  6. Weight Loss. Guava is rich in roughage, vitamins, proteins and minerals. However, it contains no cholesterol and less digestible carbohydrates that are good for people who want to lose weight. Having a piece of medium sized for lunch will feel you full until evening. Guava leaves can also aid in losing weight by stopping starch from changing into sugar.
  7. Anti-aging properties. Guava leaves can aid in preventing aging and decreasing the risk of age associated with disease such as heart disease, cancer, alzheimer’s disease, osteoarthritis and muscular degeneration.
  8. Cures Allergies. It contains anti-allergic properties and works by preventing discharge of histamine.
  9. Skin Care. Guava help in improving your skin texture and avoid skin problems more than the best beauty creams can do. A decoction of guava leaves can be applied to the skin to lose tones on your body and face. It has anti-oxidant properties which reduces the sign of skin aging and wrinkles.
  10.  Promotes Health Condition. Guava leaves can help eliminate waste in the body and promotes kidney health. Drinking guava juice leads to lower blood pressure and promotes healthy heart.

Steps in preparing Guava juice:

  1. Wash the guava. Peel and remove the seeds.
  2. Cut the flesh into tiny pieces.
  3. Add a little water to the blender and grind until it becomes liquid.
  4. Put the strainer over the pitcher.
  5. Pour in the guava mixture about a cup at a time and let it strain through.
  6. Put the guava juice in the refrigerator. Best serve when chilled.

Try it now and enjoy the amazing health benefits of guava or bayabas!

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Amazing Spinach Juice Benefits

From where does Popeye the sailor obtain all his power to fight? As the children reply, it comes from spinach that gives the lean sailor such immense muscle!

Spinach is a nutritional plant grown in a year-round in most climates. Yet, it is commonly planted in the early spring and fall every summer.

Spinach is being promoted as one of the natural food rich in nutrients which give countless benefits. It is rich in minerals, calcium, sodium, magnesium and vitamin A, B, C and K as well.

The said natural food can also be cooked and consume in the form of juice. It is indeed good for health, as it heals the intestines and cleanses the colon of excess water and toxins. The juice is best efficient in preventing oral diseases when mixed with carrot juice. The mixture of these two treats variety of ailments including anemia, arthritis, nerve degeneration, convulsions and various types of ulcers.

You may sometimes wonder whether Spinach Juice is beneficial for your skin. It significantly helps in the elimination of harmful toxins from the body and keeping the skin ever rejuvenated. It as well helps in healing skin disorders such as pimples and acne.

Spinach Juice Benefits:

  • Prevents Hair Loss
  • Stop gum bleeding
  • Cancer prevention
  • Anemia treatment
  • Strength the immune system
  • Helps fight acidosis
  • Heals wounds
  • Lowered the risk of developing atherosclerosis
  • Prevents constipation

Few things you might probably notice after regular drinking spinach juice. Primarily will be the improvement of your overall skin condition. If you are suffering from dry and itchy skin, you are in fact lack of essential vitamins and minerals in your diet. Lack of Vitamin A will closely mean to have skin deficiency. So it is highly suggest taking enough spinach juice which has abundant amount of Vitamin A.

How to juice Spinach:

  1. Ball up a handful of spinach before pushing it into your juicer’s feeder.
  2. Combine the spinach with a non leafy item such as carrot or apple.
  3. Adjust the juicer speed to low. This will assist the blades in effectively capturing the leaf and producing a greater yield of juice.

Although Spinach has many great benefits, still, there are few warnings that you must be aware of, before getting habitually consuming spinach juice. Spinach juice is not advisable for people suffering from hepatitis, rheumatism and intestinal inflammation. Another thing to remember when drinking Spinach juice, never consume it without cooking, because the absorption of iron and calcium in the body becomes difficult with the presence of oxalic acid in spinach.

It is not a secret that spinach may not be the first choice for many of our consumers. However, it is proven that green leafy vegetables are awfully valuable addition to our diet and is a great alternative. Now, you better consider Spinach Juice on your daily diet, as it creates various benefits to our health!

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Oregano Leaves Health Benefits

Oregano, famous for Filipinos for curing cough, are natural species we use in our kitchen and in fact herbal medicine too.  It is a perennial herb growing from 20-80 cm tall particularly used widely in Greek and Italian cuisines. Its leaves have an aromatic, warm and slightly bitter taste. Although it is usually thought of as a culinary herb, it has also been used medicinally for thousands of years now.

In the Philippines, it is widely used as herbal medicine as it contains rosmarinic acid compound which serves oregano an anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties which has been proven to treat infections of the reproductive tracts, and ideally for women who have just given birth. With the anti-oxidant properties, oregano helps fight free radicals in the body which causes cellular damage and accelerate aging.

The leaf of this herbal plant is considered the most useful part. It can be juice to treat common ailments such as cough, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis and dyspepsia. Ear aches can also be cure by the infusion prepared from its leaves.

9 Benefits of Oregano Leaves:

  1. Heals wounds, stings and insect bites.
  2. Treatment of urinary tract problems.
  3. It has anti-aging properties.
  4. It helps prevent degenerative arthritis.
  5. Relieve asthma and bronchitis.
  6. Relieve cough, cold and sore throat.
  7. Relieve indigestion.
  8. For general good health.
  9. Sleeping problem remedy.

Oregano Leaves Preparation and Uses:

  1. Get a handful of oregano leaves that can give at least a tablespoon of its juice.
  2. Wash the leaves with water to free them from dirt.
  3. Boil it in a cup of water for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the water then extract the juice by squeezing the leaves with fingers.
  5. Put the extracted juice in a clean cloth and give it a final squeeze, so that the dirt and tiny pieces of leaves will remain in the cloth.
  6. Put the juice in a tablespoon and have a sugar ready to compete with the not so good taste of the juice.
  7. For common colds treatment, drink half a cup three times daily.
  8. For sore throat treatment, take two tablespoonful 2 hours before or after meal.
  9. For degenerative arthritis prevention and good health, take a decoction of oregano daily.

Having upset stomach, try oregano leaves! It is proven to calm the upset stomach and aid digestion, by promoting the secretion of digestive juices. For the ladies, if you are suffering from your menstrual period, and sometimes comes along with migraine? Oregano concoction will help you manage pain as well as in tooth ache. From oral application of oregano juice, teeth and gums could get a great benefit as the bacteria forming plaque and cause gum disease destroys.

In addition, being rich source of Vitamin A and carotene, oregano helps maintain a healthy skin as it prevents skin against acne, whiteheads and pimples.

You may also find that regular consumption of Oregano will help you combat some common ailments associated with different health problems. Try it now!

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Health Benefits of Bitter melon(Ampalaya)

Ampalaya, also called Bitter Gourd or Bitter melon, is an abundant vegetable that is famous to every Filipino. A tropical plant commonly grown for its edible fruit, probably among the most bitter of all vegetables on earth which is use widely for medicinal purposes in the Philippines to treat some common ailments particularly diabetes.

Ampalaya is known to alleviate the symptoms of rheumatism and gout, as well as lowering the body blood sugar and blood pressure levels.

Below are some beneficial aspects of using bitter melon:

  • As a treatment of intestinal worms and diarrhea.
  • Enhancing the body’s immune system.
  • Serves as an effective antioxidant, antipyretic agent and antibacterial.
  • Disinfect and heal cut, burns and wound.
  • Cough and fever remedy
  • Cancer prevention

In the Philippines, ampalaya leaves are mostly applied for children’s cough, infertility in women, as a purgative and medication for skin ailments. It is also beneficial for women as it help to cure some tumor in the uterus, dysmenorhea and hormonal imbalance. A cup of pounded leaves of ampalaya, mix with sambong juice is required to consume on or before your menstruation and bloods will flow continuously.

According to Filipinos belief, when ampalaya juice taken was made from leaves, parasites within the body are extracted. However, both leaves and fruits can be juiced and taken orally. In addition, a warmed ampalaya leaves can also be applied to treat wounds, burns and headaches as well as on some skin infections. A spoonful ampalaya leaf juice is also use to alleviate mild coughs for children when taken daily. And is as well agreeable treatment for burns, wounds and scalds.

Ampalaya juice was found to be most significant for diabetes as it lowers the blood sugar in the body. A juice from the fruit which has hypoglycemic effects has a greater copious supply which enhances the uptake of glucose and promotes insulin release.

Problems in your tummy can also be treated by ampalaya juice, as it expels intestinal parasites, diarrhea, chronic colitis and dysentery. In a spoonful take 3 times a day until ailment subsides.

How to make Ampalaya Juice:

  1. Select firm and light green in color of ampalaya.
  2. Cut the ampalaya lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  3. Chop the ampalaya into 1 inch cubes.
  4. Place ampalaya cubes in the food processor and process using the pulse function. In case your food processor doesn’t have pulse button, process on high for a few seconds at a time.
  5. Scrape the sides of the food processor as needed and pulse again until ampalaya is liquefied.
  6. Place the cheesecloth over a bowl and pour the liquefied ampalaya into the cloth to strain out the solids.
  7. Squeeze to release as much juice as possible into the bowl.
  8. Store ampalaya juice in a closed glass container in the refrigerator. It can be use for a week.

Taking juice made from ampalaya also helps to treat constipation, which is mainly cause by unhealthy eating habits and daily dietary practices. It helps improve the movement of the gastrointestinal tract as well as improving absorption in the intestines.

As its herbal benefits continue, did you know that ampalaya is also a competent digestive agent? Definitely it works, by properly stimulating the secretion of gastric juices. It as well aids in stimulating the liver for proper secretion of bile juices that are essential for the metabolism of fats in our body.

Aside from its extreme medicinal value, it is also a great source of iron, phosphorous, calcium, vitamins A, B, and C.

Ampalaya is nutritious. It is noted effective in resolving variety of common ailments.  So, add them to your diet for better health!

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Calamansi Juice Health Benefits

Most often, we suffer from ailments caused by infection of different microorganism in our body, due to our immune system. Most conscious people consider natural method of treatment rather than chemicals. In boosting the body’s immune system, citrus fruits are very effective having high in Ascorbic Acid or vitamin C content.

Calamansi is a fruit grown all over Southeast Asia and it is very popular in the Philippines as it called a “golden lime”. It is extremely beneficial for the body as it eliminate the toxins that result to a faster weight loss. It is also perfect vitamin rich in citrus fruits enhanced your beauty and bringing glow on your face.

Warm lemon water, a perfect morning drink, as it assists the digestive system and made the process easier in eliminating waste products from the body. Lime Juice is considered beneficial in the treatment of digestive disorders. Aside from that, taking Calamansi Juice first thing in the morning could add a great value in constipation.

It has been said, drinking Calamansi Juice increases the body’s resistance to disease, prevents eye disorder and aids the healing of wounds. It also prevents tooth decay, bleeding of gums and loosening of teeth due to its vitamin C content which helps in maintaining the health of the teeth.

A lot of people enjoy drinking Calamansi Juice while some believes, that is only a refreshing drink. Definitely, it is a refreshing drink. But there were health benefits a Calamansi Juice were offering that we are not aware of.

Here are some benefits of Calamansi juice:

  • Skin Bleaching Agent
  • Serves as body cleanser
  • Use as body deodorant
  • Lightens dark area of the body like armpits and elbows
  • Lightens freckles
  • Good as Mouthwash
  • Cure coughs and expel the phlegm
  • Helpful in dealing with a Hangover
  • Prevent and Cure Osteoarthritis
  • Maintains Kidney Health
  • Great tonic for the Liver
  • Prevent Diabetes
  • Lighten Urine Color
  • Lowers blood cholesterol

In preparing Calamansi Juice, you will need:

5 pieces big green calamansi fruit
White Sugar
A glass of cold or warm water according to your choice

  1. Clean the calamansi fruit and cut into two.
  2. Squeeze to get the juice and pour into the glass of water.
  3. You can separate the seed using a fork when squeezing.
  4. Add the sugar to taste then stir and drink.

Nonetheless, drinking Calamansi Juice is definitely a natural and effective, to keep your kidney healthy. At no specific time, ten or more calamansi fruit in a glass of water are needed to consume. Aside from that, it also eliminates urine odor and lighten urine color.

Calamansi Juice has anti-bacterial property which is effective and natural mouthwash as it eliminates morning breath.

In addition, Calamansi Juice is much cheaper than any other health and beauty products over the counter, but it contains similar benefits, yet natural.

Health is wealth! Therefore, I’d highly suggest Calamansi Juice to add on your daily consumption to maintain a good health and beauty without harmful side effects.

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