FRUIT THAT REMOVES SORROW – Indian Jujube (Bor/Ber)
Bor is another winter seasonal fruit. Although a lesser known fruit as it grows only in tropical regions like ours, it has tremendous Nutrition to offer. It is loaded with antioxidants, Vit A, Vit C, Calcium and 18 out of 24 essential amino acids (that’s a good score) that our body needs. It is a storehouse of energy. That’s why it continues to be a prominent part of Ayurvedic medicine.
Bor, since ages, has been called as ‘the fruit that removes sorrow’ as it has innate sedative properties and soothes the nervous system.
Prevents cancer/leukaemia – strengthens immune system – teeth, bones, muscles healthy – skin healthy & young - aids digestion - helps relieve constipation & do flatulence - soothes a sore throat – better pumping of blood - helps deal anxiety, insomnia, psychosis, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s.
Precaution - Bor is a mild laxative hence should be avoided by people suffering from diarrhoea.
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