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Traditional medicinal uses In northern Nigeria, fresh stem bark and fresh leaves are used as decoction mixed

with potash for the treatment of stomach disorders, general body pain, jaundice, and yellow fever, and as blood tonic and skin cleanser. In Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines and Javanese traditional medicine,asem leaves are used as a herbal infusion for malarial fever, the fruit juice as an antiseptic, and for scurvy and even cough cure.
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Throughout Southeast Asia, fruit of the tamarind is used

a poultice applied to foreheads of fever sufferers.

Tamarind is used in Ayurvedic medicine for gastric and/or digestion problems, and in cardioprotective activity.

Based on human study, tamarind intake may delay the progression of skeletal fluorosis by enhancing excretion of fluoride. However, additional research is needed to confirm these results. Excess consumption has been noted as a traditional laxative.

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Pineapple is known scientifically by the name of Ananas comosus (L.) Merr. Its a member of the Bromeliaceae family. Pineapple is known to be a native to South America and believed to be brought to Europe by Spanish explorers. Citric and malic acids are found in good quantities in pineapple fruits. Citric acid concentrations in some cultivars may exceed 8%. Ascorbic acid is also found in moderate amounts in pineapple fruit. Nutritional value:

Pineapple contains calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese fiber, and vitamin C It is low in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol but fairly rich in sugars. It is also a good source of thiamin (vitamin B1), vitamin B6, copper and dietary fiber.

Health benefits:

Promotes bone growth and strengthens bones due to presence of sufficient amounts of manganese, a mineral considered responsible for healthy bones and connective tissues, believed to be useful for maintaining oral health and juice is considered helpful in healing process after a dental surgery.

Bromelain, a protein-digesting enzyme in pineapple, has been shown to be an effective treatment in upper respiratory tract infections by suppressing coughs and reducing the thickness of mucus.

Treating colds, sore throats, and acute sinusitis are other health benefits of pineapple. Bromelain reduces inflammation. Bromelain activates compounds that break down fibrin and blocks the production of kinins which both play a role in swelling. Because of these effects, it has been used to help treat rheumatoid arthritis and to speed up recovery from injuries and surgery. Other health benefits of pineapple is firming skin (by boosting the production of collagen), sloughing off dead skin cells, evening out skin tone, and making tiny wrinkles less noticeable. Natural beauty mask using pineapple.

Medicinal Uses of Papaya 1. Juice from papaya roots is used in some countries of Asia to ease urianry troubles. 2. Papaya leaf when dried and cured like a cigar, is smoked by asthmatic persons. 3. An infusion of fresh papaya leaves is used by person to expel or destroy intestinal worms. 4. Fresh young papaya are also used to remedy colic, a certain stomach disorder or cramp. 5. Ripe papaya fruit is laxative. If you take papaya fruit regularly in your diet , you assured of regular bowel movement which is good essential to daily disposition. 6. The dried seeds when pounded and mixed with vinegar can be used as a skin irritant to lower fever. 7. The milky juice which is tapped from the green, mature fruit while still in the tree, contains an enzyme known as "papain". People use this in the preparation of different remedies for indigestion. 8. A decoction formed by boiling the outer part of the roots of the papaya tree in the cure of dyspepsia.