DESCRIPTION

Starfruit, Carambola.

Star fruit is a star shaped tropical fruit native to Malayan peninsula and grown Southeast Asia, Pacific islands and China. Star fruit is a small, bushy evergreen tree that grows in the tropics. The plant has light purple colored, bell-shaped flowers in clusters which develop shaped fruits with five angled edges that appear like a star cut in cross sections.


USES

  • Starfruit can also help coughs and colds.
  • Starfruit leaves can help cure headaches, ringworm, skin ulcers, vomiting, and chickenpox.
  • Starfruit has antioxidants, vitamin C, B-complex, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc and iron.