Exotic Fruit “Rambutan” : 7 Amazing Health Benefits Of This Fruit


We wonder how many would know about Rambutan. Even if you do, do you know it’s origins and where you can buy it from? Or maybe, about the health benefits it can provide your bodies with? The local marts are where you would find Rambutan at, and the health benefits are a plenty for anyone to enjoy.
According to popular belief and the origin of its name, rambutan is native to Indonesia and Malaysia. The name rambutan is derived from the Malay/Indonesian word rambutan, meaning “hairy” in both languages.
Rambutan is very rich in iron, which is needed to control the oxygen levels in the body. Iron helps prevent fatigue and dizziness caused by anemia. In addition, meat rambutan also meet 4.3 percent of the daily phosphorus needs for the body. Phosphorus helps filter out waste in the kidneys, as well as necessary for the growth, maintenance, and repair of all tissues and cells.
7 Amazing Health Benefits Of Rambutan
Cure for Dysentery and FeverThe skin of the rambutan can be used for treatment of dysentery and fever. Dysentery is a serious disease that affects your bowels and makes you go to the toilet very frequently and become very weak. Cut the skin of the rambutan into small pieces, add water and let it boil. Simmer until it is half of the original amount of water. Let it cool and strain the skin. You can drink the water or liquid two times a day until you get better. Using the same procedure, you can drink the boiled water when you have fever to make you feel better.Anti-cancer properties

Rambutan fruit, as already discussed earlier, consists of anti-oxidant components. This is not very well known, but a study carried out by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia on ‘Antioxidant and Antiproliferative Activities of Non-Edible Parts of Selected Tropical Fruits’ found out that rambutan can be effective against cancer. The skin and seeds and deeds of the fruit have been proved to be effective against different kinds of cancer.

Fights Free Radicals and Bacteria

A compound called gallic acid is found on the skin of rambutan. Gallic acid can do wonders in eliminating the free radicals in the cells. It can also protect your body from the damage done during oxidation process. The skin of the rambutan is filled with antioxidants which are really good for the health. Many of the health stores take advantage of this and are selling packed rambutan peel extracts as supplements. The anticeptic properties of rambutan were also proven by a scientific study in Malaysia. The nutritional values of rambutan can help protect your body from harmful bacteria and other infections including those that can cause cancer.

Source of vitamins and minerals

Rambutan has plenty of vitamins and minerals in it, such as B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, vitamin C and fibre too. All of which is very important for the functioning of the body, and protecting the body from damages by oxidation in the long run.

Removing waste from the kidneys

Another highly beneficial function of this amazing fruit is that it assists in removing waste from our kidneys. This is done with the help of phosphorus present in rambutan. The phosphorus is also essential for the development, repair, and maintenance of tissues and body cells.

Helps in treating diabetes

The seeds of the rambutan fruit hold their own importance. When ingested, they can relieve the pain felt by diabetic patients, especially ones suffering from a specific condition known as ‘diabetes mellitus’.

Improves sperm quality

Vitamin C, which the rambutan fruit is rich in, can also be very important for sperm development. The possible lack of vitamin C in males can result in restricted ability in fruitful reproduction. This condition can be improved by a remedy which requires the person to up their Vitamin C by about 500 mg for around a month. This has been known to enhance both the quality and quantity of sperm in many cases.

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Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Minor in business and liberal arts. I've written about health for more than a decade. Veteran freelance writer with expertise in health, wellness, parenting and lifestyle issues. I am passionate about educating and empowering people to achieve and maintain optimal health and is committed to providing the highest quality health care.