Health Benefits of Cerasee

“A Healthy You” by Amber Crowl – Cerasee

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Welcome to “A healthy you,” your comprehensive feature for known and unknown information on natural healing and treatment of major and minor illnesses.

This week, Cerasee is in the spotlight. Scientifically known as “Momordica charantia,” Cerasee is a very bitter herb, but like every other bitter herb, it purifies the blood and the body. It is a native to Africa and the Middle East and can today be found in almost every part of the world. The yellow fruit with the red seeds, know as bitter melon, can be eaten as well as they can be cooked. The leaves and fruit are used to make soups and stews, it is likely the most popularly used herb in Jamaica, and has proven to work for several ailments.

Bitter Melon

Among the medicinal benefits of Cerasee is for the cure of abdominal pains. A small bundle of the leaves with vines and some ginger, boiled to make a tea is very effective, especially without a sweetener. Cerasse is used to treat parasitic worms, liver problems, as a tonic, as a blood and body cleanser and is very effective in relieving constipation, fever and colds especially in children. The tea decreases menstrual cramps can also treats urinary tract infections, has detoxifying properties and is used to purge the body. The leaves crushed and rubbed can be used in a bath with water to bathe in to treat skin ailments such as rashes, atopic eczema, sores, and naturally to give your skin a cleaner more refined look. When consumed as a tea by pregnant women, this herb is said to purify the baby’s skin giving it a very after birth.

Nutrients contained in Cerasee include Iron, Calcium, Vitamins A and C, Phosphorous and Alkaloids, making it great for treating many ailments. The taste is bitter and probably hard to swallow for people who find it hard to take bitter herbs but once the taste is acquired Cerasee will prove to be a very beneficial herb to use. Try it out to benefit from all its medicinal value.

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Amber is not a Doctor. Information and statements made here are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor.  The views and nutritional advice expressed are not a diagnosis and not intended to substitute your Doctor’s service. If you have a medical condition or health concern, see your physician to get professional advice.

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