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Monday, November 1, 2010

The Secret Benefit of Carambola Averrhoa bilimbi

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Carambola Averrhoa bilimbiCarambola wuluh or vegetable is also called star fruit, star fruit or star fruit acids reed with the Latin name Averrhoa bilimbi is a plant that has a sour taste rich fruit efficacy is often used as a spice in vegetable or herb mixtures.

Carambola Averrhoa bilimbiCarambola or star fruit vegetable wuluh probably derived from the Maluku islands and are now scattered all over Indonesia and surrounding countries like the Philippines, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.

Wuluh Carambola (Averrhoa bilimbi) is known by different regions with different names, such as: limeng, selimeng (Aceh), Selemeng (Gayo), Asom starfruit, balimbingan (Batak), malimbi (Nias), balimbieng (Minangkabau), star fruit acid ( Malay), balimbing (Lampung), starfruit wuluh (Java), calincing wulet (Sunda), bhalingbhing fur (Madura).

Wuluh star fruit (Averrhoa bilimbi) which was rich properties

Also called Blimbing Buloh (Bali), limbi (Bima), Libi (MPA), balimbeng (Flores), sulfur (Sangi), lumpias, rumpeasa dureng, wulidan, lopias, lembetue (Gorontalo), bainang (Napier), calene (Bugis ), takurela (Ambon), kerbol (East), malibi (Halmahera), uteke (Papua). In English dikela as a cucumber tree or bilimbi. Meanwhile, in Latin called Averrhoa bilimbi.

The characteristics of the tree. Wuluh small starfruit tree about 10 meters tall with a diameter base of the stem reached 30 cm. Stem is wavy and uneven.

Leaf vegetables star fruit is 30-60 cm long compound leaves with 11-45 pairs of leaflets. Children in green leaves, short-stemmed, oval to elliptic with slightly pointed tip, base rounded, the edge of the leaf flat, 2-10 cm long, 1-3 cm wide.

Carambola wuluh have compound interest are arranged in panicles, flocking. Starfruit flower acids, such as fruit Kepel, grew out of the trunk or large branches. Star fruit stalk-shaped reed buni sided form, with a length of 4-6 cm. The fruit is yellowish green, watery and sour taste when cooked.

Benefits. Wuluh star fruit (Averrhoa bilimbi) can be used as a syrup, spice or vegetable dishes, clean the stain clothes, polishing brass goods, and as an ingredient of traditional medicine.

Besides fruits, leaves and stems can also be a mixture of drugs. This is because some chemical substances contained in plants such as sponin, tannin, glucoside, calcium oxalate, sulfur, original format, and the peroxidase contained in the stem wuluh starfruit. Also tannins, sulfur, sulfuric origin, peroxidase, potassium citrate and calcium oxalate in the leaves. Meanwhile, star fruit wuluh itself efficacious as an analgesic, and diuretic.

Flowers wuluh starfruit (Averrhoa bilimbi) can be used as oral thrush and cough medicine. While the leaves to cure stomach pains, mumps (parotitis), high blood pressure, and arthritis.

Star fruit wuluh efficacious as traditional medicine for whooping cough, bleeding gums, canker sores, painful cavities, acne, phlegm, high blood pressure, paralysis, digestive disorders, and inflammation of the rectum.

Unfortunately I am not an expert in the field of medicine so that the efficacy of traditional medicine starfruit wuluh as I can not describe in detail. All I know, the plant with the Latin name of this bilimbi Averrhoa, which supposedly is a plant native to Indonesia, it can not be taken lightly.

Scientific classification: Kingdom: Plantae, Division: Magnoliophyta, Class: Magnoliopsida, Order: Oxalidales; Family: Oxalidaceae; Genus: Averrhoa; Species: Averrhoa bilimbi. Indonesian Name: starfruit wuluh, star fruit vegetable, sour starfruit.

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[1] http://alamendah.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/belimbing-wuluh-averrhoa-bilimbi-kaya-khasiat/

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