Sweet lime known as “Mosambi” in Hindi is a citrus fruit found mostly in south-east Asia. Mosambi fruits are small green citrus fruit of round oval shape, which turns yellow when ripe as with most fruits. Mosambi is somewhat similar to lemon in appearance, but it has a sweeter taste similar to orange. Mosambi juice is very popular in India and Pakistan and is not acidic in spite of belonging to the citrus family.
The mosambi fruit had originally originated in Southeast Asia. Brazil, Mexico, and the United States are the principal producers of sweet lime fruit. It is very popular in the West Indies and Central America.
Sweet lime very versatile and can be included in fruit and vegetable salads as well as in bakes and other dishes.
Health benefits of Sweet lime (Mosambi benefits)
- Relieves Constipation
Sweet lime makes bowel tract smooth and provides relief from constipation as it contains good level of dietary fibers which acts as roughage and makes stool soft and easy passage.
- Relief from Tonsillitis
Vitamin C is very useful for reducing the severity of problems like fever and cold. Mix a spoon of honey in mosambi juice and warm water. It soothes your inflamed tonsils and gives you relief from an itchy and dry throat.
- For Arthritis
Uric acid is one of the waste products that normal urination will clear out of the body, but unfortunately, when too much builds up, it can make the pain and inflammation from arthritis even worse. The citric acid found in citrus fruits like limes is a solvent in which uric acid can dissolve, increasing the amounts that are eliminated in the urine.
- Mosambi juice benefits for Asthma
A drink made from mosambi juice, cumin seeds, and dry ginger powder provides instant relief from asthmatic cough.
- Healthy Gums
The root cause of gum problems is a deficiency of vitamin-C and microbial growth. Sometimes, the ulcers come from physical trauma. Its vitamin-C cures scurvy, Flavonoids inhibit microbial growth and potassium and help heal ulcers and wounds.
- Relief from Motion Sickness
The tangy flavor of mosambi provides relief from motion sickness. Drinking a glass of sweet lime juice helps in getting rid of heartburn and acidity. It soothes the gastrointestinal tract and reduces abdominal complaints.
- Treats jaundice
Sweet lime is a fruit that doctors always recommend to patients suffering from jaundice, a disease affecting the liver function. Mosambi is light food, making it easy to digest and it also boosts the liver function.
- Boost Immunity
The functioning of the heart is improved if you consume mosambi juice daily. This improves blood circulation and makes your immune system stronger. Vitamin C prevents cold and improves immunity.
- Heals peptic ulcers
Peptic ulcers can be extremely painful. They are sores that may develop along the lining of your stomach, upper intestine and may even affect the lining of your esophagus. Sweet lime is slightly acidic in nature makes the intestinal environment alkaline in nature, thereby reducing gastric acidity.
- Mosambi fruit for Digestion
Mosambi has a high content of flavonoids that stimulate the digestive system by increasing the secretion of digestive juices, acids, and bile. The compounds found in this fruit are beneficial for peristaltic motion. Sweet lime also helps in controlling diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
Skin benefits of Sweet lime (Mosambi)
- Lightens Skin Tone
It provides glowing, radiant and smooth skin by reducing the scars of insect bite and lightening the skin tone if consumed regularly.
- Fight Pimples
Take the peel of mosambi and grind it well. Apply this on your face to get rid of pimples and acne. It clears your skin and makes it radiant.
Hair benefits of Mosambi (sweet lime)
- Promotes Hair Growth
It makes hair bright, shiny, long, natural black and strong as it provides all the required nutrients for hair growth and maintenance.
- Dandruff and Split Ends
Dandruff and split ends are treated by using mosambi. It offers a natural remedy and has no side effects.