It’s a beautiful Wednesday to talk about the health benefits of duhat.
You may be more familiar with the other terms for duhat like Syzygium cumini, jamun, Malabar plum, Java plum, jambolan, or black plum.
This is my list of the health benefits of duhat. I’ve collected these online as a reference for myself and might as well share it with you.
1. Duhat Improves Immunity
Because of the richness of duhat in vitamins and minerals, it adds to your body’s immune system functioning properly.
In particular, its high vitamin C content is very helpful with this.
According to this published journal, duhat has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties that help protect your body from many different diseases.
2. Adds To The Production Of Hemoglobin
Duhat is high in iron which makes it a good source of it.
Iron in your body is needed for the production of healthy blood cells and purification of your blood.
A good amount of healthy blood optimizes the distribution of nutrition and oxygen all over your body.
3. Duhat Improves Bone Health
Duhat contains nutrients that are helpful in keeping your bone strength.
Vitamin C, calcium, iron, and potassium are just some of these nutrients that contribute to keeping your bones healthy.
It can lead to the prevention of osteoporosis and other conditions caused by calcium deficiency.
4. Is Rich In Vitamins And Minerals
There are lots of nutrients you can get from consuming raw duhat.
Some of the vitamins you can get are vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.
As for the minerals, you can get calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium.
5. Duhat Has Antibacterial Properties
Duhat has been seen to possess antibacterial properties which are good for warding off infections in your body.
It can prevent common fevers as well as may be able to reduce the risk of having sepsis.
6. Indirectly Aids In Liver Health
The liver is the main organ that deals with toxins in the body. This is where duhat can help.
Since duhat is a good agent in purifying the blood, it somewhat lessens the workload that your liver is doing.
This can help your liver reduce liver function stress that can lead to different kinds of diseases or disorders due to poor liver health.
Makabuhay is another plant that can help detoxify your body. Here’s my article about makabuhay’s health benefits.
7. Duhat Is A Source Of Antioxidants
Some darker colored fruits like duhat contain anthocyanin which acts as an antioxidant that helps protect you from free radical damages.
Not to mention that this fruit is rich in vitamin C which can also act as an antioxidant in your body.
8. Treats Different Digestive Disorders
Duhat is amazing in dealing with a number of digestive problems like diarrhea and ulcer.
It has antibacterial properties that can help deal with infections in your digestive system that can lead to different disorders.
It can also help you get regular bowel movement which prevents constipation.
9. Duhat Relieves Pain And Inflammation
You can boil the bark of the duhat tree and use the warm water as an application topically to parts of your body which are in pain and inflamed.
It should provide calmness and relief for your pain and reduce the swelling.
10. Improves Stamina
Drinking duhat juice can help improve your overall body stamina.
Not only is it good for treating anemia, but it is also good for your sexual stamina.
11. Duhat Helps Regulate Blood Pressure
Duhat may be able to help people suffering from hypertension.
The seed extracts contain ellagic acid which is a certain type of antioxidant that can keep in check the rapid fluctuations of your blood pressure.
12. Is Good For The Skin
Duhat is a good source of vitamin C which plays a big role in keeping your skin healthy.
It contributes to brightening and lightening your skin.
Its antioxidant properties are helpful in fighting free radicals that cause premature aging of your skin.
It is also helpful in improving your skin regeneration and skin texture.
You can also use duhat seeds to treat acne. Just crush the seeds and mix it with cow milk. Make a paste out of it and apply it to the affected part.
13. Duhat Aids In Weight Loss
Duhat is low in calories and is a good source of fiber.
So if you’re trying to shed some pounds, you may want to eat duhat for your snacks instead of the usual potato chips.
14. May Aid With Diabetes Management
Duhat has a low glycemic index which makes it a good snack for people who are suffering from diabetes.
This fruit contains oleanolic acid which is known to have anti-diabetic properties.
Oleanolic acid has the ability to improve insulin response and secretion of chemicals that are responsible for lowering your blood sugar.
15. Duhat Relieves Headaches
Munching down duhat for snacks may help you relieve your headaches.
It’s been noted that there are certain substances in duhat that are able to reduce headaches with varying degrees of severity.
16. Supports Oral Health
Vitamin C also contributes to keeping your teeth healthy. Duhat contains a lot of this.
It can both keep your gums and teeth healthy. It is able to aid with bleeding gum problems.
It also seems to help with conditions like bad breath.
17. Duhat May Help Protect Your Heart
Duhat contains triterpenoids which are helpful in keeping your heart healthy. These can inhibit cholesterol in your body.
They can slow down the accumulation and production of cholesterol in your body.
As you may know, the imbalance of cholesterol levels or having a high bad cholesterol level can lead to different cardiovascular diseases.
To add to this, duhat contains potassium that’s beneficial against high blood pressure which can cause heart attacks or strokes.
18. Treats Cough And Sore Throat
If you’re currently experiencing coughs or sore throat, you may want to drink duhat juice or eat the fruits.
Because of its vitamin C content, duhat is able to help with the healing process and prevent infections that can lead to coughs and sore throat.
It can also act as an antihistamine that can treat allergic reactions that may cause coughs and colds.
19. Duhat Is A Home Remedy For Hemorrhoids
It’s been said that drinking duhat juice can help treat bleeding hemorrhoids.
It’s also been observed to aid in treating veins that are prone to bursting.
20. Treats Bruises And Cuts
You can create a paste out of duhat fruits and use it as a home remedy for treating minor bruises and cuts.
It can speed up the process of healing and prevent infections because of its antibacterial properties.
There you have it, the many health benefits of duhat.
We used to have a duhat tree at the back of our house when we were younger. We usually eat these fruits with salt.
You may have guessed it already. My favorite health benefit of duhat is its quality to relieve pain and inflammation.
This is needed for my gouty arthritis condition.
How about you? What’s your favorite duhat health benefit?
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It’s been about 2 weeks now that we are home-quarantined. I honestly don’t know if we’re already affected by COVID-19 but we’re not seeing any symptoms of it except for some mild coughs.
But I think it should be dry coughs as what I’ve read and heard from the news.
I hope everyone is feeling well as we push through this pandemic.
Make sure that you eat healthily, drink a lot of water, and sleep well to keep our immune system functioning properly.
Stay safe everyone!