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Hypertension Remedy: Chayote Medicinal Properties

Chayote is a tropical vine, belonging to the plant family Cucurbitaceae and is the only genus which contains only one seed. Consumption of the cooked fruit is recommended in case of hypertension.

                   

(Sechium edule) Chayote is a tropical vine, belonging to the plant family Cucurbitaceae and is the only genus which contains only one seed. The leaves of the plant are hairy, broad, and triangular. The flowers are yellowish, five petaled and located in the axils. The fruit is light green and pear-shaped but somewhat wrinkled. It grows from the perennial tuberous roots or from seeds. The fruit is used as a vegetable.

Parts Used: The leaves and the fruit

                  

Medicinal Use

  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Helps in digestion
  • Helps in bowel movement
  • Soothes skin rashes
  • Helps in the discharge of pus

How to Use

  • Consumption of the cooked fruit is recommended in case of hypertension.
  • The leaves are used in stews as a digestive.
  • The edible fruit is a mild laxative.
  • The raw pulp of the fruit soothes skin rashes when applied directly over the affected part.
  • A poultice of the roasted leaves may be applied over boils to assist in the early discharge of pus.

Active Principles: Abscisic acid

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  1. Nice post. I like it

  2. nice but its a scary plant

  3. I don’t know if they carry chayote in our grocery stores. It seems to have some beneficial properties.

  4. Useful information.

  5. Interesting fruit. I will go to look for chayote and give it a try.

  6. Enjoyed the information. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Good information.

  8. I cook it once in a week, but never knew these health benefits.

  9. Great article
    awesome!
    ThANks fOR sHARIng

    Regards,
    Mr Arrogant.

  10. We boil it and eat with hot spicy chili sauce. Very delicious :)

  11. We have that in the place I live great work

  12. I love chayote. Uy, naligaw yung chayote pic ko, hehehe

  13. Chayote plants are completely alien here in my country-it is sad because it also means we are missing out on its medicinal values! Great share!

  14. Wonder if Ken will try this.

  15. This is all new information for me!

  16. good share

  17. Never seen them but glad they have some important use Gift.

  18. Wow, marami yan sa aming farm. Always good post, kuya.

  19. I’ve shared this one to my friends in twitter. :)

  20. Very good info about this delicious vegetable.

  21. Chayote, better known as squash, has been used in Indonesia for ages as ‘therapy’ for hypertension, high-cholesterol, and diabetes.

  22. The green, pear-shaped vegetable root is listed as staple in some South American countries – the older fruit, or root often used as substitute for potatoes or grain as main meal ingredient.

  23. Good article! Its leaves can often be found in stir-fries or lalap – eaten raw or blanched as salad with peanut sauce.

  24. The fruit is said to be a mild diuretic, due to the high alkaloid content, and therefore is good for consumption of people with hypertension and high uric-acid.

  25. One may want to consult their doctor before consuming, however, since most people with hypertension are often prescribed diuretics as part of their daily medication.

  26. Looks like I have to tell my dad about this vegetable.

  27. For therapeutic purposes, the juice of the fruit taken twice a day will show the effect within a week. It can also be sliced and dressed with lime juice to be eaten as part of salad – skip the mayo, though.

  28. The effect will be moot if one eats chayote salad with a lot of mayo. Instead, opt for garlic and olive oil.

  29. As usual, you provided us great information about vegetables’ properties. Great work!

  30. I wonder why singming12 says that a scary plant
    @singming12 – why is it scary?

  31. The fruit is said to be a mild diuretic, due to the high alkaloid content, and therefore is good for consumption of people with hypertension and high uric-acid.

  32. It is not suggested to serve chayote to people suffering with rheumatoid arthritis since the ‘cooling’ effect of the fruit can exacerbate joint pain.

  33. Children can also benefit from eating chayote. It can reduce fever, helps clear up mouth ulcers or sore throat.

  34. For those not wishing to consume it raw; steaming the fruit (peeled, preferably) can turn it into quite a delectable snack. Otherwise, it can also be cooked as stir-fry vegetable – slice it to fine pieces, then five to seven minutes frying with garlic, slices of chili pepper, a little salt and pepper to taste, and you got yourself a delicious stir-fry chayote.

  35. This is fascinating article and interesting vegetable.

  36. It may take a while for Western researches to validate the therapeutic use of chayote. But for Indonesian in particular, and Southeastern Asian in general, it is a fruit with many use and agents of numerous delicious recipes.

  37. This is interesting to know.

  38. This is one great research. I pass it to my friends. Great information and cool herb.

  39. Cool post! And awesome remedy for hypertension.

  40. This is pretty helpful plant. Well presented data!

  41. Chayote helps iodine in keeping the thyroid healthy by providing copper, a mineral linked in thyroid metabolism, especially in hormone production and absorption.

  42. It is a good source of zinc, a mineral which has shown to influence hormones which controls the production of oil in the skin.

  43. Very interesting plant. Nice to know this

  44. Thanks for sharing

  45. Very useful to know – I hope they sell this in London.
    Its better than taking medication.

  46. cheers Gift

  47. Chayote (Choko) vegetable meyvesini haşlayarak günde bir Kğ. yiyerek prostad sorununuzu çözebilirsiniz. Deneyin şifaya nasıl kavuştuğunuza hayret edeceksiniz. ALLAH’tan acil şifalar dilerim Herbalist Numan ALADAĞ

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