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Ambarella Fruit Health Benefits

Spondias dulcis known commonly as ambarella or June plum in some countries is a tropical tree with edible fruit containing a fibrous pit. The tree produces small, inconspicuous white flowers in terminal panicles. The fruit is made into preserves and flavourings for sauces, soups, and stews.

 

In Fiji it is made into jam. In Samoa and Tonga it is used to make otai. In Sri Lanka the fruit is soaked in vinegar with chili and other spices to make the snack food acharu.

 

In Jamaica, it is mostly considered a novelty, especially by children. It can be eaten with salt or made into a drink sweetened with sugar and spiced with ginger.

 

Ambarellas possess a sour taste with a distinct crunch for a bite. The seeds of the amabrella fruit are proven to lower high blood pressure and treat respiratory ailments due to their antibiotic content.

 

It is also an excellent treatment for headaches, constipation, and even diabetes. People suffering from diarrhoea, dysentery, and loose bowel movement can take a decoction of ambarella bark to ease discomfort.

 

The seeds of the amabrella fruit are proven to lower high blood pressure and treat respiratory ailments due to their antibiotic content.

 

Boil the leaves of ambarella and apply the liquid substance on the skin as a substitute for lotion and moisturizers. Ambarella can be taken as is or you can make use of its other parts. As mentioned, you can use its bark, leaves, and seeds for medicinal purposes.

 

Ambarella can be grown in the warm subtropics as well as the tropics. It is slightly less hardy than the mango. The trees require much light; shaded trees produce little or no fruit.

 

Sheltered locations are advised, as the brittle branches break easily. The trees are drought-tolerant; under stress they may briefly lose their leaves. Ambarella grows on limestone soils as well as on acid sands, but the soil should be well drained.

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