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Bignay Health Benefits

Bignay is well known for its health benefits. This gooseberry sized, reddish hued fruit is also known as the Queensland cherry. The fruit as well as its leaves render various health benefits. Bignay, in the form of fruit and leaves, has the potential to keep the levels of blood pressure under control.


Thus, it could be consumed by people suffering from hypertension to thwart off various hypertension-induced cardiovascular issues.


Fruits and leaves of this plant are edible, but stay away from the roots as they are poisonous. Pregnant women should stay away from these berries as bignay is known to cause abortion.


This bignay fruit is known in the Philippines as a medicinal fruit. It is highly nutritious and has antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties. It can be eaten raw, fresh from the trees or make a jam or jelly. Both bignay juice and tea gives a refreshing treat.


Bignay can be eaten raw, straight from the tree, after washing off the dirt of course. Or you can pick the unripe ones and make a jam or jelly out of the fruits which your kids can enjoy.


Or make bignay juice for a refreshing treat. Bignay has its health benefits. It is rich in anti-oxidants and anti-carcinogenic properties.


They are often stewed or can be eaten raw, although the leaves of this tree have a slightly leathery texture. The bignay berries are also used to make sweet and savoury sauces.


The juice of bignay fruit can be greatly improved by preparing it the previous day. After juicing and straining the fruit, allow it to stand overnight in a jug, then carefully poor the jug into another container.


Discard the sediment that has settled in the bottom of the jug, which has a highly acidic taste.


The leaves of the bignay tree can cause a person to sweat and as such are traditionally used to treat snakebites in Asia.

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