Did you know this local summer fruit is packed with nutrients?

Summer is here. Make the tangy kokum (also known as Malabar Tamarind) as part of your daily diet to prevent dehydration

22 Mar 2022

Kokum is a tropical evergreen tree native to the Western Ghats, although now it is cultivated in different parts of India. This tree's fruit, seeds, and leaves are widely used for medicinal properties. It was traditionally used for treating intestinal disorders and dysentery. Some cuisines also use it as a souring agent in curries and meat-based dishes.

Here are four benefits of kokum juice you should know about.

Storehouse of antioxidants:

Kokum is rich in antioxidants that help fight free radicals in the body. These are harmful substances that damage healthy cells and tissues causing premature ageing and other diseases.

Lowers cholesterol

It is said that the antioxidant polyphenols in kokum help lower LDL or harmful cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar levels. High levels of LDL can clog arteries and lead to heart ailments. Hence, drinking kokum juice regularly helps keep your heart healthy.

Aids digestion

Wash down a heavy and spicy meal with a glass of kokum juice. It helps in boosting the digestive fire and relieves you from all sorts of stomach aches and irritations.

Improves skin health

Kokum juice is an excellent option for detoxification. The best way to drink kokum juice to reap the maximum benefits is in the form of sherbet, that helps cool down the body. It replenishes lost body fluids, leaving you energised in peak summer temperatures.

Do you know of any other health benefits of kokum juice? Let us know in the comments section below.

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