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10 Benefits of Calamansi

Calamansi is a citrus fruit that grows abundantly in tropical places with warm climates like the Philippines.  
Calamansi Fruit

Top 10 Benefits of Using Calamansi

I can still recall the calamansi plant having dark green leaves and thorns on its very slender trunk and thin branches.  The shrub can grow very tall and it produces white flowers that have a sweet citrus smell. The flowers of the calamansi eventually turn into calamansi fruits that are often gathered when the fruit peeling turns light green or yellow green in color signifying that it is already ripe and ready for harvest.My grandparents who live in the warm province of Naguillian, La Union in the Philippines have their own calamansi tree at their very own backyard.  

Here are the Top 10 benefits of using the calamansi fruit:

Top 10 Benefits of Kalamansi

1.  Calamansi helps strengthen the immune system of the body.

Calamansi juice is a rich source of Vitamin C just like oranges, limes, and lemons.  Drink the juice of 4 pieces of calamansi fruit that is freshly squeezed in a glass of warm water with a tablespoon of honey.  Drinking this citrus juice will help strengthen your resistance against the common cold, fever, and flu.

2.  Calamansi is a good tonic for liver and kidneys.

Drinking calamansi juice is also good for aiding in the proper functioning of the liver and the kidneys.  The juice has medicinal properties that helps in getting rid of toxins in the liver as well as in the excretion of kidney stones.

3.  Calamansi is used to detoxify the body and aids in weight loss.

Drinking calamansi juice is good for removing harmful toxins in the body.  The juice helps the body to get rid of unwanted wastes and fats.  Drink it as a healthy and natural way of losing weight.

4.  Calamansi helps brighten your skin complexion.

Drinking calamansi juice on a daily basis can help improve skin complexion and elasticity.  Calamansi juice helps get rid of unwanted waste in the body and it has medicinal properties that clears facial skin problems such as pimples, acne, blackheads, and whiteheads.  

The calamansi juice can be applied directly on the skin as a natural whitening agent.  Rub the juice on skin and on areas with dark pigmentation suck as the elbows, knees, or underarms on a daily basis for a brighter, whiter complexion.

5.  Calamansi is used for hair care.

The calamansi juice is also used to increase hair volume and shine, soothes scalp itchiness, and helps get rid of dandruff.  Just rub the calamansi juice directly on the hair and scalp then allow to dry for at least 15 minutes before rinsing.

6.  Calamansi is used as a deodorizer.

Use calamansi juice as a natural way to get rid of body odor as well as use it as a daily natural deodorizer.  It has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties that prevents the production of bacteria and germs causing sweaty, dark, stinky underarms.

7.  Calamansi helps whiten your teeth.

Use calamansi juice to remove the yellow stains on your teeth.  Use it side by side with baking soda to help whiten and brighten your teeth.

8.  Calamansi is used as a stain remover and bleaching agent.

Use the calamansi juice directly on the stain on clothes, cloths, and kitchen utensils before washing and rinsing.  

Calamansi juice is also a natural bleaching agent that can make white clothes whiter and brighter.  

9.  Calamansi is used as a cleaning agent.

Calamansi is used as a natural way of cleaning kitchen utensils, bath tiles, and stainless steel appliances.  The juice is used in removing stubborn dirt and stains as well as sticky grease.

10.  Calamansi is used as a marinade, seasoning, condiment, and garnish for food.

Calamansi is also used in food preparation, cooking, and food decoration. It is used to remove the fishy smell and taste of fish recipes.  It is used as a marinade for making adobo recipes and a seasoning and garnish for making different varieties of pancit or noodle dishes.

Most Filipinos would use it as a condiment, sauce, or sawsawan with chopped red chili peppers, fish sauce or bagoong.

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