Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Star Fruit, Carambola - an old wife's remedy ?

You don't call a starfruit (also known as Carambola) STAR fruit for no reason.

The old wife's remedy for an uncomfortable or sore throat is to eat starfruit dipped in some salt. Have you heard that before? It might sound too far-fetched but with this fruit being high in Vitamin C and with salt being sometimes regarded as an antibacterial, I guess all of us can take a leaf from the book and say, old wives tales may not be totally untrue.

Well if this method works to loosen up the phlegm in my throat, I can proudly say "You are my STAR!"

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