“21 Health Benefits of Cape Gooseberries”

“Great for skin cancer, killing lots of different kinds of bacteria, leishmaniasis, anaplasmosis… and more”

Cape Gooseberries are a small orange berry that is full of good nutrition and has many health benefits. Also known as ground cherries, Physalis minima, pygmy ground cherry, inca berry, golden strawberry, pearly round yolkimabobs, and many other names… these berries are common in the western hemisphere and other places.

Where They Grow - Cape Gooseberries grow in the US, UK, Hawaii, Caribbean, Egypt, Europe, Central America, South America, India, Africa, Asia, China, and just about any where else that is slightly warm. 

Taste - They taste something like a tomato with a sourness at the end like cranberries. 

Paper Outer Covering - Some call cape gooseberries Chinese Lanterns because they have a orange fruit inside and a paper like covering on the outside resembling Chinese Lanterns. 

Powerful Antioxidant - Cape gooseberries have more antioxidants than goji berries, broccoli, apples, pomegranates. 

Lots of Vitamin C - Cape gooseberries contain twice the vitamin C of lemons. Thus they have wonderful antioxidants that help to stave off cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. 

Pectin - Cape gooseberries contain pectin which is a wonderful soluble fiber that helps to sooth the GI tract and prevent constipation. 

Vitamins - Cape gooseberries also contain B Vitamins for good mood and vitality, and Vitamin A antioxidant which is important for good eyesight, immune function, and heal DNA damage. 

Anti-Inflammatory - Cape gooseberries are high in anthocyanins which help with the inflammation -  pain, swelling, and redness. 

Contains - Cape gooseberries contain potassium for water regulation and heart health, zinc for a strong immune system, phosphorus and calcium for strong bones, iron for anemia, and magnesium for enzyme production. 

Antibacterial - Extracts of cape gooseberries in studies kill lots of gram negative and positive bacteria including: E. Coli, Micrococcus luteus, Staph, Pseudomonas, Enterococcus, many strains of Bacillus bacteria, and Bordetella bacteria. 

Antileishmanial and Antiplasmosis - Cape goose berries contain special steroids that in studies inhibit the growth of intra cellular microbes such as leishmaniasis and anaplasmosis. 

Cancer - Some studies show that these little berries may be able to help with lung cancer. 

Lung Disease - Cape gooseberries have lots of anti-inflammatories which are great asthma. And the dried berries can be made into a nice tea that can be taken 3 times a day for lung problems. 

Colds, Flues, and Laryngitis - Cape gooseberries can be made into a tea, taking a handful of dried or fresh berries and steeping in hot water and taking this tea 3 times a day… can help with colds, flues, and laryngitis. 

Skin Tumors - Cape gooseberry roots contain solanoside glycosides and other agents which are powerful agents for malignant skin tumors and carcinomas.  And the stems and leaf extracts also work well for treating melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma. 

Cholesterol - Because cape gooseberries contain soluble pectin fiber they also lower cholesterol.

Diabetes - Cape gooseberries made into tea can also help lower blood sugar… because they contain lots of soluble fiber.

Weight Loss - Because cape gooseberries are very low in fat and calories they can also assist in weight loss. 11 grams of cape goose berries only contains about 50 calories. 

Grows Like a Weed - Cape gooseberries love mud and lots of moisture and sprawl all over… and can grow 3 feet tall. 

Food - Cape gooseberries can be made into jams, jellies, cheese cakes, used in chocolate and fondants. They be eaten with cheese, and can be added to salads for a wonderful flavor, also made into sauces for pasta… and cape gooseberries can be dried and used in just about any dish. 

Finding - You can find cape gooseberries at Asian Markets, and you can also order them on-line. Google “Buy Cape Gooseberries” and lots of places will come up… amazon has them and the seeds for growing them too. 

Must Be Ripe - Unripe cape gooseberries are poisonous - only eat ripe berries. 

Feel Free to Share - This information is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form. 

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Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 25 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to contact him any time, Acceptance, Overeaters Anonymous, Friends, Change Life, Fatty Acids, Grass Fed, No Toxins, Healing, Role of Liver, Liver and Immunity, Liver and Cancer, University of Colorado, 

Here is a short video bio – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK6Eg-xlX3U

Here is my Google+ address if any of you would like to connect.  —   http://plus.google.com/+PaulHaider–drpaulhaider   

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