Camachile is a flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae. It is also known in several other common name such as Madras thorn, Manila tamarind, Opiuma, Sweet inga, and Monkeypod. Its fruit has a novel taste and a broad spectrum of health benefits.
Camachile pods possess significant amounts of calories, proteins, complex carbohydrates, antioxidants, and dietary fiber as well as vital trace minerals namely calcium, iron, and phosphorous, and also vitamin C and the B vitamins. It has been used as traditional medicine for a number of health problems.
Helps In Managing Diabetes Symptoms
The juice from camachile pods is known to exhibit anti-hyperglycemic attributes. This means that can help lower blood sugar levels in people suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus. Its juice can be regularly consumed by diabetics to keep blood glucose levels in check.
Helps Boosts Immune Function
Loaded with high amounts of vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant that fights off free radicals, camachile may help us boost our immune system thus improving our defense against infections and keeping diseases at bay. Its abundance in vitamin C helps reduce phlegm. Enjoy this benefit by consuming a glass of camachile juice.
Good For The Skin
Aside from improving our immunity, vitamin C is also vital in our skin health. It helps improve our skin texture, reduces acne and dark spots, slows down aging, and contributes to radiant and glowing skin.
Helps With Toothache Problems
Treating a toothache at home usually involves pain management. For this, we need to prepare a decoction by boiling camachile leaves in 150 ml of water for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain it off. Gargle daily in the morning to combat against a toothache.
Good for the Bones And Muscles
Camachile pods have extensive amounts of calcium and phosphorous, two minerals that are needed by our body in maintaining strong bones. Moreover, the pods also contain protein, an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
A Natural Remedy For Dysentery
Dysentery is an intestinal inflammation that can lead to mild or severe stomach cramps and severe diarrhea with mucus or blood in the feces. Camachile has powerful antioxidants such as flavonoids and quercetin which functions effectively in scavenging the harmful free radicals and toxins in the stomach and intestines. For a home remedy, we can simmer the camachile bark in 150 ml of boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain it off, allow to cool and drink.