This season make use of Custard Apple

This season make use of Custard Apple

Custard Apples also known as Sugar Apples have much minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and other fibers that provide great health to us. It falls in to the category of fruits which has more beauty benefits. This delicious fruit is called as Sithaphal in India and very much liked by all sections of people for its sweetness. Native to the tropical America and West Indies, these Sugar apples belong to the shrub family Annona Squamosa. In India it is mostly available in wild form, especially in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Bihar etc. It has several benefits apart from various side effects, so lets see what are those in detail.

Advantages of Custard Apple
  • Vitamin C is the key for fighting free radicals in our body and Custard Apple is considered as one of the best fruits to get maximum amount of it.
  • It is needless to say that the fruits with high vitamin C are very good for eyes as well as digestion. That is why the health experts suggest to eat these seasonal fruits without any miss to get maximum benefits for good sight and proper digestion.
  • Vitamin A, which is must for healthy hair and skin is present abundantly in this fruit. We can say that there would be no beautician in the world who could not suggest these sugar apples in the winter.
  • Also rich in Potassium and magnesium, custard apples are well suited for a healthy heart as it protects the heart from any cardiac disease.
  • The potassium content also helps in strengthening muscles and eradicates wearily feeling. Especially in India where most of the people find lazy during winters can be charged up by eating just one fruit.
  • Due to the presence of copper content, most of the health experts advice to take this seasonal fruit to avoid constipation and diarrhea.
  • For fleshless people, it is advised to eat these fruits at least one per day to put on some weight as it contains much calories.
  • The powder of the custard apple seeds is used as a pesticide for protecting plants. Not only that, the powder is also used for eradicating dandruff problem.
  • All the leaves, bark and seeds are very much useful in the field of Ayurveda as well as pharmaceuticals.
  • The juice of the leaves can heal the wounds on the body. Also drinking the boiling water of custard leaves can cure diabetes and avoids aging.
Drawbacks :
  • Although it is very much useful for fleshless people to put on some weight, these custard apples can result in too much weight gain for some people.
  • Because of its sweetness people used to eat them more in number which results in digestive problems and even give rise to diarrhea also.
  • Custard apples have more potassium, if the quantity is increased it may leads to vision problems, mood issues and dehydration.
  • It consists of more iron and too much consumption may cause stomach ache and other intestinal problems.
  • Health tips :For diabetes and high fever

  • Boil 2 to 3 leaves in water and drink every morning to avoid diabetes.
  • The bark of the Custard apple is made in to paste. Take 1/4th spoon of the paste and mix with a glass of warm water. Consuming this drink can cure high fever.

Published On Monday, 19th November 2018