Kokum is a purple-colored berry that has been widely used for cooking, preparing medicines and in industrial and oil extracts that help treat various health issues. However, the refreshingly cool juice of kokum is a famous summer drink in Maharashtra. Otherwise known as Garcinia, the fruit is known to be the cool king of Indian fruits with its sour taste with a slight sweet smell. Let’s check out the health benefits of Kokum juice.
ASSISTS IN WEIGHT LOSS: Due to the presence of hydroxy citric acid, Kokum is helpful in burning the fat and helps in weight loss. It would also help improve metabolism which aids in weight loss.
GOOD FOR HAIR AND SKIN: Kokum could be directly applied to your face and body as a moisturizer. It could heal the cracked heels and lips as well as highly beneficial in nourishing hair from the roots. And it would thus make your hair shiny, soft, and smooth.
IMPROVES DIGESTION: Kokum juice improves digestion. It acts as a remedy to digestive problems such as constipation, flatulence, excessive bloating and indigestion, and irritable bowel movements.
BOOSTS UP THE IMMUNE POWER: As Kokum contains garcinol, it would increase the immune power of the body. However, the anti-bacterial properties in this purple berry would prevent you from getting affected by diseases and thus keeps you healthy.
GREAT FOR HEART’S HEALTH: Kokum is actually a great fighter against cholesterol, thereby strengthening the cardiovascular system. This is because the juice is low in calories and high in dietary fiber. It also controls the blood pressure and thus acts as a shield for your heart to prevent coronary diseases.
HEALTHY FOR BRAIN: Kokum is considered to be good for your brain as it helps in the neuronal growth process. Also, it averts brain damages by protecting you from free radicals. It thus protects brain health.