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Salak Fruit Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Salak Fruit
Botanical Name
Salacca Zalacca

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Salak Fruit

Do not consume Salak fruit if you have:
Ulcers, Constipation, Typhoid, Stomach wounds.
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Salak fruit grows on Salak Palm tree.
It is an evergreen.
It grows in clusters on the stem base of Salak Palm tree.
It grows in humid tropical lowland conditions and on well drained clayey soils.
Best for maintaining overall health.
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Materia Medica for Salak Fruit

Salak Fruit General

Salak fruit belongs to Arecaceae family. It is native to South Sumatra and Southwest Java. It is used as a food crop in Bali, Lombak, Timor, Malaysia, Maluku and Sulawesi. The fruit grows at the base of Palm as clusters. The fruit has a reddish brown scaly skin and known as Snake fruit. The fruit is white colored from inside. It is produced throughout the year. It matures in five to seven months after pollination. Fruits are harvested before they ripe fully.
Salak fruit is rich in nutrients. It contains high amount of Beta Carotene. The antioxidant properties of Beta Carotene prevents Cardiovascular diseases, Strokes and certain Cancers.
The good amount of Potassium and antioxidants present in the fruit helps in maintaining Heart health. It reduces the tension in blood vessels and arteries. It thus lowers the strain on Cardiovascular system. It also regulates water within the body.
Snake fruit is considered as an Eye medication. It promotes Eye health. Including Salak fruit in daily diet gives the right amount of Beta Carotene and Vitamin A required to keep the Eyes healthy. It lowers the risk of Macular Degeneration and Cataract.
It is helpful to treat Stomach problems. Being rich in tannin, saponin, flavdonoid and Beta carotene, it prevents Diarrhea, Indigestion, and Constipation.
The high amount of Potassium and Pectin makes it a Memory booster fruit. It improves the Cognitive functioning and enhances memory.
Salak fruit helps in lowering the blood glucose levels in the body. It contains pterostilbene, which is a blood glucose lowering agent. Including Salak fruit in your routine helps in controlling Diabetes. A tea made from skin of Salak fruit helps in regeneration of cells in Pancreas and aids in regulating the blood glucose levels.
Salak fruit promotes the overall wellbeing. It is a nutrient dense fruit. Having a right amount of vital nutrients, vitamins, minerals, it prevents the body from free radical damage.
It reduces the risk of Hemorrhoid formation.
It helps in Weight loss. Calcium and Carbohydrates in Salak fruit provide energy and stamina to the body. It contains fiber and antioxidants which helps to balance weight management diet.
Having Salak during pregnancy helps to alleviate Morning sickness. Small amounts are recommended for pregnant women. Do consult your Physician before taking.
Nutritional value of 100 gm of Salak fruit:
3.9 mg Iron
0.2 mg Vitamin B2
8.4 mg Vitamin C
12.1 mg Carbohydrate
38 mg Calcium
18 mg Phosphorus
0.8 g Protein
0.4 g Total Fat
0.3 g Total Fiber
It is consumed as fresh fruit, Salak crackers made from fruit flesh, Salak pickles, Salak sweets.
Some other forms of Salak available are Salak Yogyakarta, Salak Bali, Salak Gula Pasir. All varieties of Salak differ in shape, appearance and purpose.
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