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Benefit of Kedondong

Kedondong | Ambarella | Benefits For Better Life - Kedondong is a fruit-shaped tree that lives in tropical regions. These plants come from Southeast Asia and South Asia. Fruit plants that come from anacardiaceae family consists of various types. The kedondong which is potential to be planted in Indonesia is the type of kedondong kendeng, bangkok, and karimunjawa. Plant named Latin Spondias dulcis Forst. This can be used starting from the fruit, leaves, stems, skin, and roots because they contain saponins, flavonoids, and tannin compounds (Inayati, 2007).

In addition, kedondong fruit meat is rich in vitamin C and iron. Every 100 grams of edible kedondong fruit contains 60-85 grams of water, 0.5-9.8 grams of protein, 0.3-1.9 grams of fat, 9-10.5 grams of sucrose, 0.85-3.6 gram of fiber. For immature or raw kedondong fruit contains 10% pectin (Menegristek article about plant cultivation). 

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Fruit kedondong while still in the tree

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The following will be discussed one by one the benefits of kedondong in everyday life:
  • 1. Soften Meat

According to Morton in an Inayati study (2007) we can use kedondong leaves to soften meat. The way is to boil the leaves together with tough meat. Kedondong leaves will release substances that can break or break the connective tissue in the meat so that the meat becomes softer.

  • 2. Treating Bronchitis

Bronchitis is a disease of the respiratory tract which is characterized by narrowing of the bronchi. Kedondong can be used to treat this disease.

  • 3. Relieve Ulcer Disease

Although the taste is sour, kedondong can treat ulcer disease. Ulcer usually results from irregular eating patterns.

  • 4. Cure dysentery

Godhole skin kedondong can be used to treat dysentery. This is as expressed by BPPT in the Inayati study, 2007.

  • 5. Overcoming Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a disease with heartburn and frequent bowel movements. Kedondong can treat when we suffer from diarrhea.

  • 6. Skin Diseases

Both leaf, flower, root, and kedondong skin are useful in traditional medicine (Gupta et al., 2010). One of them is to treat skin diseases.

  • 7. Sore Throat and Oral Infection

Infusion of leaves of this plant can be used to treat sore throats and infections of the mouth (WHO, 1998).

  • 8. Overcoming Infertility

Filtrate from kedondong fruit can be used to overcome infertility because of its nature which can increase fertility. So for those of you who want to have children immediately consume kedondong leaf filtrate.

  • 9. Cure Ear Inflammation

Reporting from the BPPT study cited by Inayat in his 2007 study, kedondong leaves can be used to treat ear inflammation in children.
  • 10. Overcoming Fish Poisoning

If you experience poisoning due to fish, you can look for kedondong leaves and make the filtrate.

  • 11. As a cough medicine

The part of kedondong that is used is the inner skin.

  • 12. As a medicine during a fever
This skin can be used as medicine during fever.

  • 13. Relieve stomach pain

Is one of the benefits of kedondong bark extract.

  • 14. Treat wounds in the mouth and body

According to WHO, the inner skin is also used to treat wounds in the mouth and body.

  • 15. Cataract Drugs

Cataract is an eye disease caused by the appearance of membranes that cover the cornea so that vision becomes blurred. The liquid extracted from the skin of kedondong can be dripped on the eye with cataract. This cataract is usually experienced by people who are elderly.

  • 16. Streamlining Labor

Fresh young fruit can help expedite the labor process so that pregnant women do not experience contractions for too long.

  • 17. Stop bleeding

This bud from the Kedondong plant can be used to stop postpartum bleeding.

  • 18. Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Fungal

Crude oil ethanol extract from Kedondong is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal so it is suitable for handling diseases caused by bacteria and fungi.

  • 19. Increases Immunity

The content of vitamin C which is abundant in kedondong fruit makes this fruit able to increase immunity.

  • 20. Maintain Digestive Health

The content of good fiber contained in kedondong fruit makes this fruit suitable as a meal because fiber is good for maintaining digestive health.
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fresh sour Kedondong juice is delicious to quench thirst

  • 21. Helps Lose Weight

In addition to maintaining digestive health, fiber is a compulsory intake for those who are on a diet. Therefore, kedondong also helps to lose weight because of the fiber in it.

  • 22. As an Antioxidant

Flavonoid content in kedondong is an antioxidant that is able to capture free radicals. This substance triggers the growth of cancer cells. In other words kedondong also helps treat cancer. 

  • 23. Prevents Premature Aging

The content in kedondong is also able to prevent premature aging because the flavonoids are capable of regenerating dead skin. In other words, kedondong makes your skin more beautiful and healthy.

  • 24. Overcoming Diabetes and Cholesterol

Apparently kedondong can also be used to treat diabetes and cholesterol because of the flavonoid content in it.

  • 25. Treating ulcers, sore wounds, and burns

In many parts of the country many have used kedondong to treat ulcers, wounds that cause pain, and burns (Prihatman, 2004).

  • 26. Fresh Fruit

The young kedondong fruit has a sour taste, while the ripe one has a sweet taste so that the fruit is delicious to eat both young and mature.
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a sweet taste so that the fruit is delicious to eat both young and mature

  • 27. Dried Fruit

Mature slices which are thinly sliced ​​and then dried to dry can be stored for months. This dried fruit can be a delicious meal for snacks.

  • 28. Jam

To make jam from kedondong, the fruit must be mashed first into juice then cooked with sugar until it thickens like jam.

  • 29. Jelly

Kedondong fruit can be used as raw material to make jelly. This is because the kedondong fruit contains pectin. Terms of making jelly according to Margono in Malik Ibrahim's article are containing pectin, sugar, acid, and pengenyal.

  • 30. Fruit juice

Kedondong fruit contains at least 60-85 grams of water per 100 grams so that it makes the fruit suitable for extracting the juice other than the taste which can refresh thirst.
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juice made from kedondong fruit
  • 31. Processed fruits salad

For young kedondong fruit can be used as processed fruits salad.

  • 32. As vegetables and vegetables

Both fruit and leaves can be used as vegetables and vegetables.

  • 33. Made pickles and sweets

Kedongdong fruit that has good taste, is suitable for use as pickles and sweets.

  • 34. Animal feed

It turns out that even though the taste is sour, the fruit and leaves of kedondong can also be used as animal feed.

Kedondong | Ambarella | Benefits For Better Life - So many benefits of kedondong starting from the top to the bottom. The majority of the use of kedondong as medicine is for traditional medicines. Although it does not rule out the possibility of someone packing Kedondong in a modern way. However, many studies have been conducted to analyze the content of kedodong and its various benefits. Well, it's clear what are the benefits of kedondong? If so, let's use Kedondong as well as possible wisely.

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