The Amazing Healing Power Of Guyabano

What Is Guyabano?

People in the Philippines call this fruit Guyabano while it is called Soursop or Custard Apple in English. This tropical fruit with the scientific name Annona Muricata is also known as Graviola (Portuguese,) Guanábana (Spanish,) Pawpaw (Brazilian) and Corossol (French).

The low-branching, slender, bushy Guyabano tree only grows about 7 to 9 meters and the leaves are large and smooth with a glossy surface. The fruit´s exterior is soft, prickly green and can weigh more than 6 kilograms. They can grow pretty large. It’s flesh has this distinct creamy, pineapple-sour and strawberry-sweet flavour, a fusion that was definitely alien to my taste.

Where Can We Find It?

Guyabano is an exotic fruit found in the islands of the Philippines and some tropical Asian countries, such as Indonesia and Malaysia. This fruit is also found in many countries with high humidity like the South America, the Caribbean, Amazon, the Pacific and Africa.

Medicinal Benefits And Uses

Not just an enjoyable juice, smoothie or sorbet, guyabano can be consumed raw, and has many medicinal and health-giving benefits. Researchers discovered that the extracts from the tree effectively hunts down and kills only the malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including lung, colon, prostate, breast and pancreatic cancer without harming the body’s healthy cells. Unlike chemotherapy, an individual under chemo has to go through a variety of gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, constipation, or even diarrhea during the treatment.

The Leaves:

A concoction of Guyabano leaves added to bathing water can help reduce fever by lowering the body temperature. A poultice of young Guyabano leaves can cure skin eruptions such as eczema, mouth ulcers or herpes and alleviate rheumatism by applying it on the affected area. It can also heal wounds with less chance of scarring because of its antibacterial properties. It also helps lower blood pressure, boosts energy and prevents depression.

The Root And The Bark:

Are used to aid Diabetes by enhancing insulin production and lowering blood sugar levels. It has sedative properties that helps induce a good night sleep. Since it is high in Calcium, it is good for the bones.

The Juice/Pulp:

The fruit is loaded with fiber, it can help lower bad cholesterol, great news for those who want to shed off extra pounds. The juice is an excellent prevention against constipation, liver ailments, urinary tract infection and even haematuria.

The Seeds:

Of course, there’s more inside the Guyabano fruit that should not be discarded. The pulverised seeds can be used an alternative pesticide.

There are more wonders of Guyabano that have been used for ages throughout the world and these are just a few of the biological discoveries.…

Qualities of a Good Baker

Like any other profession, a baker requires certain qualities to qualify as a good baker.

We have consolidated a list of qualities for individuals aspired to be a good baker:

· Passion and good leadership

· Good numerical skills

You will need to measure ingredients, order ingredients that are needed and plan cooking times extensively therefore being good with numbers is an added bonus.

· Creativity

Anyone can bake but to stand out from your competition, the element of creativity is necessary as you are able to offer something different from the crowd.

· Able to work under pressure

Baking is a lot about timing, timing and timing. It is important to grasp the right timing that may cause unnecessary stress. The ability to face the immense amount of stress when the end product does not turn out as expected.

· Good organisational skills

This is essential to keep your ingredients in check and to prevent the kitchen from turning into a warzone every time you bake. Baking can be a tricky thing with so many nitty gritty things to take note of but with good organizational skills, baking will be a breeze.

· Awareness of safety and hygiene rules

Not only should your baking creations taste good, they should also reach strict hygiene standards. You want the people who consume your food to stay safe too. Some countries (especially Singapore) have stringent rules on food safety and hygiene that you should be aware of.

· Reasonable level of physical fitness

As per every job, you need to be physically fit to carry out the job tasks. Baking also consists of carrying heavy trays laden with baking goods and sacks of flour and sugar etc. All these carrying require a fit body to carry out.

· The ability to work in a team

Teamwork is extremely important in a kitchen. You need to be able to work with other people to make beautiful creations on a large-scale. Communication with your team members ensures that things are done efficiently and quickly as well.

· Perceptiveness

This will allow the baker to be sure of the exact mass he/she wants to produce the desired baked goods.

· Time consciousness

This attributes to the ability to carry out and meet orders within the designated time frame.

You need to be able to express your intentions to the people working with you. Clarity is key as one tiny mistake will contribute to the imperfection of the final product.

A baker does not just bake goods but has to take on many different responsibilities. Just like how a teacher does not just teach but has to helm administrative duties, a baker has to learn to work with other people besides just knowing how to bake.…

Healing Properties of Indonesian Spices

It is already well-known that Indonesia’s land is very prosperous for spices. That is why a long time ago it attracted many foreign countries such as China, Arabia, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and the Netherlands to come here to trade or to conquer it. It is also the reason why Indonesian food is rich with spices and herbs such as: ginger, turmeric, different types of galangal, shallots, garlic, nutmeg, cloves. There are also fresh leaf seasonings like lemon grass, lemon basil (known as kemangi), kaffir lime, daun salam (a type of bay leaf), turmeric, etc. And of course chillies. Not only that these spices make the food taste delicious, but they are also part of botanical treasures which are good for medication. As a part of modern medical treatment, people in Indonesia have already used herbs and spices for traditional medicine.

Here some spices among others that can be used for medicine:

– Clove, which is a native spice from Indonesia and used as ingredient in cuisine all over the world, has many beneficial usage especially for medication. According to FAO, Indonesia produced almost 80% of the world’s clove output in 2005 followed at a distance by Madagascar and Tanzania. In India, cloves are used in Ayurveda called Lavang, while in Chinese and western, they use it for an anodyne (painkiller) for dental emergencies. Cloves are also used as a carminative, to increase hydrochloric acid in the stomach and to improve peristalsis. It’s known as natural antihelmintic (drugs that expel parasitic worms (helminths) from the body, by either stunning or killing them). The cloves contain of an essential oil (aetheric oil), also a number of some good chemicals compound. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), clove is one of the most widely used botanical medications in the world. As in Indonesia, this spice has been used for medicine since long time ago. With right measure together with other herbs, cloves can heal toothache, heavy cough, fever because of Malaria, pain during the menstruation and also to solve bad breath problem.

– Ginger is widely used across the country either for cuisine or medication. There’s a special drink in Central Java called ‘Wedang Ronde’ which is made from ginger and peanuts and it’s good for healing a sore throat. Ginger is also good to increase the body stamina, to heal the colds, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness and fever.

– Galangal (Kaempferia galangal), just as ginger, it is also good to increase the body stamina, against bad breath, to heal stomach inflammation, nausea, vomiting and cold.

– Turmeric has lot of benefits for health. Besides widely used as a food coloring and is one of the principal ingredients in curry powder, it is also used for traditional medicines meant to maintain good health and beauty. Turmeric has long been used in medicine as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive disorders (stomach upset, gas, abdominal crams) and liver problems, preventing bacterial infection in wounds, and for treating skin diseases and …

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