Kerson Fruit or Muntingia calabura is a fast growing tree that has a cherry like fruit with multiple health benefits: Such as lowering blood sugar, preventing cancer, promoting cardiovascular health, lowering blood pressure, and blocking pain.

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Kerson trees grows in Mexico, the Caribbean, Asia, Indonesia, South America, Japan, Philippines, China, India, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic and many other places. It’s also known in the states as Strawberry Tree, Panama berry, Jamaican cherry, Bajelly tree and Singapore cherry… and in Spanish it’s called bolania, memizo, and yamanza.

The Kerson cherry has a tart cherry like flavor.

Due to its strong and potent antibacterial properties, Kerson fruit also known as kerson cherry or muntingia, carries numerous different powerful health benefits.

Gout

Over the centuries many countries used Kerson Fruit to stop the pain associated with gout. Consuming 9 to 12 of the cherries three times a day seems to work well for treating the pain.

Diabetes

Kerson Fruit also lowers blood sugar thus making it great for those who are diabetic.

Vitamin C

The fruit contains a good amount of Vitamin C a potent antioxidant that helps to fight off colds, flues, and even cardiovascular disease. 100 grams of fruit yields 150 mgs of Vitamin C.

Pain Blocker

Kerson leaves made into tea are great for pain because they block pain receptors… a good antinociceptive agent similar to opiates.

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Cardiovascular Protection

The leaves made into tea protect the heart from heart attacks, because the leaves contain antioxidants that prevent inflammation which leads to myocardial infarction.

Cancer

The leaves have been studied and show great anticancer abilities and may be used more extensively in the future for treating cancer… more research to be done.

Anti-inflammatory

The leaves can be used as tea for treating inflammation and swelling and for lowering fevers.

Lowers Blood Pressure

Tea made of the leaves lowers blood pressure because it contains nitric oxide which relaxes blood vessels thus improving blood flow.

Headaches

Eating the fruit and drinking tea made of the leaves works great for getting rid of headaches.

Flowers

The flowers boiled for tea are a good antiseptic agent for skin wounds and also works well for treating abdominal cramps.

Besides the abovementioned benefits of Kerson fruit, there are some other like the following ones:

Antioxidants

Not only the fruit itself is beneficial, but its leaves as well. Due to the antioxidants contained in them which can prevent inflammation responsible for myocardial infarction, these leaves have the ability to prevent heart attacks.

Vitamins and Minerals

Besides being abundant in fiber, this fruit also contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals like calcium and phosphorus which are essential for bone strength. Moreover, this fruit also has carbs, proteins, vitamin B which can help boost your mood and at last but not least, iron, which is excellent for anemia.

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