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Bilimbi Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Averrhoa Bilimbi
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Huang Gua Shu

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Bilimbi Cures


Action of Bilimbi

Nutrients in Bilimbi

Nature of


Parts Used

Leaves, Fruit, Juice
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Bilimbi is a tree.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 10 M.
Best used for Venereal Diseases and Rectal Inflammation.


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Materia Medica for Bilimbi

Bilimbi general

Bilimbi is potent for treating Beriberi ( disorder of Nervous system, caused by deficiency of Vitamin B1).
It is potent for curing Feverishness.
Its fruit extract is used as Eye drops.
A decoction prepared from Bilimbi flower is effective for treatment of Respiratory Ailments like Cough and Cold.
Bilimbi fruit syrup is helpful in alleviating afflictions like Hepatitis (Inflammation of Liver). It curbs condition of Biliousness.
It is a good herbal remedy for curbing Haemorrhoids.
Its leaves are helpful in curing Venereal Diseases.
Bilimbi is a good herb for Skin. Its leaves are effective for treating Skin Afflictions like Skin Eruptions, Itches and Swelling. A mixture of its leaves is applied to the Skin to get rid of Pimples and Boils.
It is valuable in alleviating Rheumatic Pain.
It is an Antidote, which counteracts Insect and Animal Bites.
Caution : Consult a Doctor before consuming it.
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Bilimbi for Venereal Diseases

Leaves are used for treating Venereal Diseases.

Bilimbi for Rectal Inflammation

Take 2 teaspoons leaf decoction of Bilimbi once a day.

Bilimbi for Cough

Prepare leaves decoction. Drink two or three times a day.

Bilimbi for Skin Diseases

Apply a paste of Bilimbi leaves over infected Skin.

Bilimbi for Rheumatism

Heat few leaves of Bilimbi in pan. Bandage them over affected areas.

Bilimbi for Oral Thrush

Prepare a decoction using leaves of Bilimbi. Swish with it.

Bilimbi for Beriberi

Extract juice from fruits of Bilimbi. Drink 15 ml of it thrice a day.

Bilimbi for Tapeworms

Grind dried Bilimbi nuts to make powder. Take half tsp of it with lukewarm water.
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Mary Poppins
11 Aug 2016
What are in Bilimbi leaves that remove pimples and such?
Joseph Mathew ( India/Kerala )
18 Mar 2017
I have tried using ripe bilimbi juice mixed with salt and diluted with water as a pesticide remover in grains, pulses and vegetables and have found that the food article has become more soft and tasty after this treatment. I am using the same instead of tamarind paste and vinegar and have found it to be very effective. Are there any harmful side-effects?
Elsy Mathew elsymatthew1954@gmail.com
04 Jul 2018
Thanks Joseph Mathew for the info. It is good to know about the application.
Stephy ( India )
23 Sep 2019
Is this fruit helps for increasing blood (hp)
23 Sep 2019
Hey Stephy As far I know the fruit is known to lower the blood pressure. Boil the fruit in water. Strain it and drink that water in the morning. It helps in controlling the High Blood pressure levels.
Johnson George ( India, Ketala )
19 Jun 2020
Iam using Bilimbi wine 2 to three teaspoon3 times in a week ( ie. Bilimbi fruits 1/2kg immerced in boiled and cooled solution of 1kg gaggery. Strained and filtered after kept about 21 days. )

Please note that, Iam 63 years male, weight 70kg, 5'6" height respectively with God grace good health. Only cholesterol level 200 to 210 since 20 years is controlled by Rosvas tablet 10mg.
My question is the usage of the above is good for health or some side effect occurred in the future or not.
Anticipating a favourable reply at the earliest.
Thanking you,

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