Mengkudu and Its Superb Benefits for Health

"Don't judge a book by its cover. The adage seems right for mengkudu (noni fruit). It has unattractive shape and its skin full of rashes. Worse still, it smells unpleasant. In fact, many benefits hide beneath its ugly looks. "

Published by : Kurnia HD  -  26/03/2020 17:00 WIB

2 Minutes read.

Mengkudu is still widely used locally in Java as a necklace to treat mumps. There are also those who use it to cure tonsil inflammations (tonsillitis). But, do you know that there are many other benefits of mengkudu fruit?

Vitamins A, C, B3, iron, terpenoids, anticancer substances, antibacterial substances, and acetyl substances are some properties of mengkudu fruit. The various contents provide many benefits to our bodies.

in addition to treating mumps and treating tonsillitis, here are the benefits of mengkudu for our bodies:

  1. Reducing fever
  2. Reduces pain due to arthritis
  3. Reducing the risk of gout
  4. Protects the risk of damage from stroke
  5. Strengthens the immune system
  6. Lowers cholesterol levels
  7. Lowering blood sugar levels
  8. Relieves stress
  9. Prevents the development of cancer cells
  10. Cures scalp irritation

Along with those mentioned, there are still several more benefits of mengkudu, including medicines for hypertension, dysentery, constipation. Mengkudu is also good for relieving sprue/mouth sore.



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