Top 4 health benefits of kokum
Kokum, spicy berry used primarily in Maharashtra has a wide range of health benefits packaged in its pulp, seeds, bark, bark and roots. In traditional Indian medicine, such as Ayurveda, this fruit is used as herbal suppressant and to treat edema, delayed menstruation, constipation, rheumatism, etc. This berry is currently used in kitchens as a food preservative, flavoring agent and natural food coloring.
Kokum is rich in dietary fiber and low in calories and contains absolutely no cholesterol and saturated fats. Purple in color, this berry is packed with B vitamins, namely, niacin, thiamine and folic acid. These vitamins act as cofactors in many biochemical functions of the body. It also contains high levels of vitamin C, which acts as a potent antioxidant. Kokum is loaded with magnesium, potassium and manganese that offer protection against heart disease and also helps in controlling blood pressure.
Four health benefits kokum –
acts as a digestive aid
Kokum is widely used to combat a variety range of digestive problems like constipation, heartburn and flatulence. It is containing hydroxycitric acid (HCA) acting as an appetite suppressant. Its anti-helminth properties help in removing worms like Ascaris stomach.
Help weight loss
This juicy berry contains HCA which acts as a hypocholesterolemic agent. the activity of enzymes responsible for the conversion calorie fat is suppressed. weight loss is induced by hindering the process of lipogenesis (fatty acid synthesis).
Increases brain activity
Kokum is found to have positive effects on the brain, helping in the process of neuronal growth. It also prevents damage to the brain to override the action of free radicals.
Kokum enahnces your immune function, acting as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Garcinol an active constituent present in kokum was found to possess anti-cancer properties that helps in suppressing the production of reactive oxygen species responsible for the means.
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