Kokum (Botanical Name:Gracinia indica): Top10 Health and Medicinal Benefits

Best uses of kokum

Kokum (Gracinia indica) has multiple health and medicinal benefits. The fruits of Gracinia indica is an excellent source of anti-oxidants that prevents to free radicals thereby helps from different diseases. Kokum is used in case of piles, flatulence, constipation, heatstroke, pain , tumour etc. The dried outer cover of Gracinia indica is used as spice. It is also known as ‘cool king’ of Indian fruits.

  1. Gracinia indica as an Anti-oxidants: The fruits of Gracinia indica is an excellent source of anti-oxidants, thus helps to minimise the impacts of many diseases. It also promote cell regeneration and repair.
  2. Kokum for Allergy: Cold blend of Kokum is used as local application in urticarial and allergic rashes on the skin. The infusion is highly effective and suggested for these purposes.
  3. Gracinia indica for Constipation: When a person is suffering from constipation, peel of dried fruits are given in the dose of 500 mg at night. It helps to ease constipation.
  4. Kokum and Hyper acidity: Having acidity or hyperacidity, the cold mix of Gracinia indica, sugar and little amount of salt is given to overcome from the problems of acidity and hyperacidity.
  5. Gracinia indica for Flatulence: Kokum is effective in case of flatulence, stomach pain and gaseous distension. The patient may take sip of the mix of Gracinia indica, ginger, honey, sugar and salt.
  6. Kokum as healthy and refreshing drink and Syrup: The syrup of Kokum is in great demand not only in India but also all over the world for its medicinal properties.
  7. Cracked Heels and kokum: The application of Gracinia indica butter is quite useful for cracked heels.
  8. Indigestion and Gracinia indica: Suffering from indigestion, one should take the mix of Kokum should be taken along with black pepper and salt.
  9. Kokum is also welcome in diseases and conditions such as hyperacidity, piles, fistula, heatstroke, infection, dysentery, etc.
  10. When allergy take the chronic form, the cool infusion may be also be used internally.
  11. Side-effects and Precautions: The fruits of Gracinia indica shouldn’t be used in excess. Milk and milk products should be used after one hour.


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