This beautiful tree grows in the tropics and is very common in Asia especially parts of India, Indonesia, Japan, South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
The Muntingia Calabura Cherries make a great juice with many health benefits... and the leaves can also be used.
Muntingia Calabura Cherries works wonders for athletes... because these cherries work to counter act inflammation in the muscles and other tissues thus shortening recovery times... and it helps to prevent injuries too!
These cherries also works wonders for gout, if you eat a few cherries... a few times a day your gout pain disappears.
Muntingia Calabura Cherries are a great antiseptic agent that works well for controlling many of the common bacterial infections.
Muntingia Calabura Cherries also work to inhibit the growth of cancer cells... more studies are being done. Muntingia Calabura Cherries contains lots of phenolic compounds and antioxidants similar to those found in green tea... no wonder they are good for you!
Muntingia Calabura Cherries also sooth the GI tract... and calms digestive spasms. Plus they also help with headaches, colds, flues, and lower blood glucose... and it may also lower blood pressure.
The cherries are sweet and because of that... you can’t stop eating them... they are that good. Also used in cakes, candies, and other sweets including jams, syrups, and wine.
High in Vitamin C, B Vitamins, and minerals such as iron, phosphorus, and calcium plus they contain Beta Carotene which is a great antioxidant.
You can buy them locally in some parts of the states or order them on-line in jam and syrups.
Paul Haider - Master Herbalist