Calamansi or also known as Kalamansi is a sour fruit that looks like a small tangerine and it is frequently used as flavouring as well as for beverages, sauces or marmalades.
Some countries call this fruit as “Calamondin” but they often utilize the shrub tree as a decorative plant in their yards.
This kind of fruits is native and it is widely refined in the Philippines. It is often found in its unripe condition as a dark green fruit but if it is left ripen it turns out to be a tangerine orange color. It measures about 2 to 3 diameter.
Calamansi has been part of the recipes of the Filipinos due to its taste that said to be sweet and sour and they love it so much because it is delicious for them. Little did they know that it contains a lot of benefits not only to improve the kitchen but it can be also use for some personal treatment.
Health Benefits Of Calamansi:
- Increases the production of Collagen
Calamansi has been widely known as a skin care ingredient due to its beauty benefits. It is rich in ascorbic acid or also called as Vitamin C which helps in making the immune system stronger as well as increasing the production of collagen in the body. When it is applied topically, the extract of Calamansi can also make the skin tone even and it can refine it as well.
- Protects from Common Colds and Flu
Calamansi juice is packed with a lot of important vitamins and minerals that our body needed. The Vitamin C that can be found in Calamansi guarantees a quick recovery from some viral and bacterial infections which is traditionally used in fighting against common colds and flu.
- Aids in Weight Loss
The juice which is extracted from Calamansi can actually help you in reducing your weight. It is known as a refreshing, healthy and a low-calorie drink. Drinking Calamansi juice regularly helps in purifying the organs in the body as well as detoxifying the colon. It can actually prevent constipation and it has the ability to improve bowel movement and can also eradicate the fat that has been stored in the body. Experts have suggested consuming this juice before eating your meal so your stomach can felt full easily.
- Skin Bleaching Agent
In the countries in Asia, a lot of people are obsessed in having a fair skin and Calamansi has become the perfect solution because it can be used as a bleaching agent. Not like other bleaching agents, the extract of Calamansi is mild, organic and is really effective. Simply spread on the pure extract of it in the affected areas in your body. Due to its mildness, it can be used on the face and the entire body without causing to irritation. Do this treatment for at least twice a week and you will be surprise for its amazing results.
- Avoids Tooth Decay
Consuming Calamansi juice does not only increase the resistance of the body but is also prevents oral issues. The Vitamin C that it contains prevents tooth decay, gingivitis, bleeding of the gums or even losing some teeth. It has the ability to eradicate plaque as well as removing teeth stains.
- Removes Body Odor
If you having some difficulties about body odor and you are looking for a remedy to this kind of problem, then we highly recommend you to use the Calamansi extract. It actually prevents a lot of perspiration. It is packed with potent anti-bacterial compounds too which prevents the bacteria that causes body odor.
You can actually utilize Calamansi extract in order to get rid of your body odor in two ways. The first one is to squeeze a few pieces of Calamansi to water that you are going to use when you take a bath. On the other hand, the second way is to rub the half piece of sliced Calamansi fruit directly on the affected area and this can actually help in getting rid of the odor as well as whitening it.
- Helps Eliminates Dandruff
You can actually remove the flakes and stubborn itchiness on your scalp by simple rubbing it with half piece of sliced Calamansi fruit directly. This will soothe the itchiness, irritation and can also prevent dryness. It also has the ability to boost the volume of your hair