Thursday, July 4, 2013

Say yes to PETAI / STINKY BEANS / Parkia Speciosa

Benefits of petai:

1. Depression – Contains tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

2. Anemia - Stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.

3. Lowers blood pressure - Extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure.

4. Brain power booster - Potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

5. Heartburn – Has a natural antacid effect in the body.

6. Mosquito repellent - Try rubbing mosquito bites with the inside of the petai skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

7. Quit smoking - The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

8. Strokes - According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating petai as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%.

9. Warts – As natural alternatives to heal from wart, take a piece of petai and place it on the wart. Carefully hold the petai in place with a plaster or surgical tape.

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