Kamias or bilimbi is possibly one of the most underestimated fruits in the world. It’s closely linked to the balimbing or star fruit, but unlike this fruit, kamias has a sour flavor used in many cuisines of the world. Native to the Philippines, this fruit-bearing tree is a rich source of vitamins B and C, iron, phosphorus and antioxidants.
Although kamias is not as popular as other tropical fruits, it’s definitely rising in popularity due to its high nutritional value.
You can easily relieve cough by mixing a few grains of fennel, 3 grains of kamias, and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil then steam for several hours. Divide the water in two. Drink the first half in the morning on an empty stomach, and the other half in the evening.
Kamias is extremely beneficial for people suffering from diabetes. What you need is 6 grains of kamias, crushed then mixed with a glass of water. Bring the mixture to a boil then strain the water and drink twice a day.
Kamias is rich in acidic substances, which are really effective in acne treatment. Simply put a crushed kamias on the affected skin and let it act for several minutes. Rinse with clean water.