It’s Tuesday once again and we should be talking about the health benefits of bignay this time.
You may be more familiar with bignay through its other names like Antidesma bunius, bugnay, bignai, Chinese laurel, Queensland cherry, salamander tree, wild cherry, and currant tree.
This is my list of some of the health benefits of bignay that I came across online.
1. Bignay Can Promote Hair Growth
Bignay contains certain compounds that have been seen to be helpful with hair growth.
Some of these substances are flavonoids, tannin, and procyanidin.
2. Aids With Detoxification
Bignay is able to help your body release toxins that are harmful.
In particular, in your colon. It is traditionally known to be a good colon-cleanser.
In addition, it is also good for your digestion which brings more benefits like preventing digestive disorders and improve nutrients absorption.
3. Bignay Is A Good Source Of Antioxidants
Bignay fruits contain catechins that have antioxidant properties.
You already know from my previous articles that antioxidants help in fighting free radicals that cause oxidative stress or damages to your cells.
This particular process can help delay aging as well as prevent a number of chronic diseases.
You can either just eat the fruits as it is or you can drink bignay tea.
4. Contains Much Needed Nutrients
Although not as many as compared to other fruits, bignay has some notable nutrients which your body will really need.
Some of these nutrients are calcium, iron, niacin, phosphorus, protein, riboflavin, and thiamine.
5. Bignay May Treat Syphilis
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection so if you’re highly active with different partners, make sure to use some form of protection.
There have been claims that boiling bignay leaves can help treat this condition.
6. Aids With Liver Health
Since bignay is known as a colon-cleanser and a good detoxifier, it is able to relieve some of the workloads in your liver.
Thus it can reduce liver damage and keep your liver healthier longer.
The liver is one of the most important organs in your body that deals with detoxification.
7. Bignay Treats Urinary Tract Infections
Drinking bignay tea may be a good natural home remedy if you’re experiencing a urinary tract infection.
8. Improves Your Skin Health
Bignay has also been known to help with skincare.
Drinking bignay tea or bignay juice works as a home concoction for maintaining a gentle and smooth skin.
Bignay is even used in countries like Malaysia as an ingredient in making face packs.
9. Bignay Helps Manage Blood Pressure
Bignay has the ability to keep the levels of your blood pressure under control.
People who are hypertensive may benefit the most from regularly consuming bignay.
10. Helps Boost Your Immune System
Since bignay contains antioxidants and antimicrobial properties, it is able to improve the functions of your immune system.
It can reduce the risk of getting common diseases and different kinds of infections.
11. Bignay Helps With Weight Loss
Apparently, drinking bignay tea can suppress your appetite.
So if you’re trying to lose weight by not eating too much, you should drink a cup of bignay tea or bignay juice an hour before your regular meal.
It is also known to improve your metabolism which makes your body better at burning energy, including fats.
To add more, it is low in calories so you can eat a little more compared to other fruits.
If you like vegetables that give you more energy, you should see my article about ampalaya.
12. May Help Keep Your Heart Healthy
The series of effects of bignay in your body can contribute to keeping your heart healthy.
It’s ability to regulate blood pressure, as well as the antioxidants within it, are good for making sure that you have a good cardiovascular condition.
This helps reduce the risks of different heart problems.
13. Bignay Relieves Constipation
Eating a bunch of bignay fruits can help relieve or prevent constipation.
When consumed more than necessary, it can give a laxative effect.
14. May Help With Diabetes Management
Although I didn’t see too many things about this, this still came up and mentioned a few times.
It is said that the consumption of bignay may be able to help people who are suffering from diabetes by regulating their blood sugar concentration.
That’s it! These are just some of the amazing health benefits of bignay.
I don’t think I’ve ever tried eating bignay fruits or drinking its tea or juice. How about you?
My favorite bignay health benefit is that it contains antioxidants. Actually this is my usual 2nd pick, just below the anti-inflammatory benefit.
What’s your favorite health benefit of bignay?
Always make sure to check first with your doctor or medical professional if you’re seriously thinking of using bignay for its health benefits.
Also, don’t forget to share this article with someone you know who can make use of this. Thank you!
It’s been a month now since we are home-quarantined. I hope everyone is safe and well. Take care, everyone!