Benefits of Balimbing
Balimbing is also known as Averrhoa carmabola Linn. (scientific name) are cultivated and semi-cultivated areas throughout the Philippines. It was initially introduced from tropical America, now it’s pantropic.
The plant is considered to be as vermifuge, laxative, refrigerant, antiscorbutic, febrifuge, sialogogue, antiphlogistic, stimulant, emmenagogue, anodyne, emetic. Its fruit is considered as a laxative, refrigerant, antiscorbutic, appetite stimulant, febrifuge,anti-dysenteric, sialagogue and antiphlogistic. The seed is regarded as narcotic, anodyne, emetic and emmenagogue.