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The healing power of birambi or blimbing

  1. The Brambi is a very sour fruit. This fruit, the size of a small zucchini, tastes like vinegar; which for many people is just a bit too sour to be considered tasty. Unripe fruits are used in Indonesian cuisine. They are preserved with peppers, peppercorns, vinegar and sugar. In Suriname the name birambi is used for two types of fruits, both the blimbing and the grosella are called birambi. The trees of these two species are very similar, but the fruits are not, at least when it comes to shape. Both fruits are very sour.

Name birambi

  1. Brambi grows in Suriname. This name is derived from the Javanese name blimbing. The R and L inversion is a well-known phenomenon all over the world and the I sound has been corrupted to an A. The botanical name for the tree is Averrhoa Bilimbi

Availability birambi or bilimbing

  1. Birambis grow in the tropics. The fruits are for sale fresh in Suriname, Indonesia and many other tropical countries. In the Netherlands

Birambi against arthritis

  1. In Indonesia the leaves of the birambi tree are the basis for an ointment against arthritis. You take an ounce of leaves, 10 cloves and 15 peppercorns. You stamp the whole thing and you make a mess. You then add vinegar

Birambi for high blood pressure

  1. Hindus in Suriname drink the tea made from dried leaves against high blood pressure. Three fruits are also boiled and the cooking water is drunk as a medicinal tea against high blood pressure. Scientific research shows that in rats that develop diabetes mellitus

Birambi against diabetes

  1. The effect of birambi against diabetes is best known, used and scientifically researched. Alcohol extracts extracted from birambi leaves have indeed been shown to have a blood sugar lowering effect, according to scientific research from India. Blood sugar levels too high

Birambi protects the liver

  1. The liver-protecting effect of this fruit has been investigated much less than the antidiabetic effect. Yet this plant also protects the liver. This Indian folk wisdom was confirmed by university studies in the same India. It turned out that rats with liver malfunction due to poisoning recovered much faster when given a birambi leaf infusion.

  2. The liver-protecting effect of this fruit has been investigated much less than the antidiabetic effect. Yet this plant also protects the liver. This Indian folk wisdom was confirmed by university studies in the same India. It turned out that rats with liver malfunction due to poisoning recovered much faster when given birambi leaf infusion.



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