Red fruit is a kind of traditional pieces from Papua. By society Wamena, Papua, this fruit is called kuansu. Pandanus conoideus Lam scientific name for Red fruit crops including plant families pandanan aceae with pandan-like pandanus trees, but plant height can reach 16 meters with its own branch-free stem height as high as 5-8 m, which strengthened the aerial roots of on the lower trunk.
Oval-shaped fruit with leaves covered with fruit buds. Red Fruit own men reaching 55 cm long, 10-15 cm diameter, and weighs 2-3 kg. The color is maroon when mature bright, even though there are plants that bear fruit brown and yellowish brown.
For people in Wamena, Red Fruit presented for grilled food on the customary party rock. However, many of them use it as medicine. Traditionally, red fruit from ancient times has been consumed for generations because efficacious in curing many diseases such as preventing various eye diseases, intestinal worms, skin, and increase stamina.
The content and efficacy of Red Fruit
The research on treatment efficacy of red fruit was first performed by university faculty researchers in Jayapura namely Drs. I Made Budi M.S. as a nutritionist and university lecturers had carefully observed the traditional habit of people in Wamena, Timika and villages of mountainous areas that consume Jayawijaya Red Fruit.
Observations on the local community entities, more robust and high stamina, and daily life in traditional native-paced and open restricted in dressing in the harsh natural conditions and sometimes bercuaca quite cold at altitude mountains. Physical Privileges population that is rarely affected by other degenerative diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
By examining the content of nutritional composition, it was the intention of the Red Fruit juices contain lots of antioxidants (average content):
• Carotene (12,000 ppm)
• Beta-carotene (700 ppm)
• Tocopherol (11,000 ppm)
In addition to several other substances that increase endurance, among others: oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, dekanoat, Omega 3 and Omega 9 which are all active compounds antidote to the formation of free radicals in the body.
Beta-carotene serves to slow the ongoing buildup of plaque in arteries. Thus blood flow to the heart and brain take place without obstruction. Interactions with proteins increase the production of antibodies. This increases the number of natural killer cells and increase T cell activity and lymphocyte Helpers. An excerpt studies prove beta-carotene consumption 30-60 mg / day for 2 months to make the body can reproduce natural cells exterminator disease. The increase in natural cells that suppress the presence of cancer cells because it can neutralize free radical compounds carcinogens cause cancer.
In some limited research conducted by I Made Budi direct treatment methods with Red Fruit, researchers revealed a very high success in treatment efforts carried out against several diseases.
It is reported that the ability to cure AIDS red fruit is due to the red fruit containing tocopherol and beta-carotene are very high. Both content serves as an antioxidant and may enhance the immune system. Tocopherol and beta-carotene eventually combine to break down the amino acids needed by the virus that causes AIDS, HIV, so the virus can not establish his life.
2. Cancer and Tumors
Red fruit can cure cancer because of its tokoferol very high, reaching 11,000 ppm and 7000 ppm betakaroten achieve. Both compounds act as antioxidants and enhance immune system and prevent the propagation of cancer cells.
3. Stroke and Blood Pressure
Stroke is caused by a blood clot and the constriction of blood vessels. One cause of this disease are high blood pressure. High blood pressure causes blood clots so that blood vessels constrict, resulting in reduced blood supply. Moreover, blood vessels can rupture. This disease, if not fatal, can cause paralysis of the limbs.
High blood pressure itself caused by the heart that pumps blood too fast. This is one of them due to lack of oxygen or oxygen the blood is too thick.
Red fruit contains tocopherols which can thin the blood and improving blood circulation so that the content of oxygen in the blood became normal.
4. Uric Acid
Gout is caused by disruption of liver function so that the liver produces excess uric acid. Finally uric acid deposited in the kidneys to stone and taken to the ends of fingers and toes and collect there.
Tocopherol in red fruit thin the blood and improve the work system from liver. Working system of the liver, after repair, to produce normal levels of uric acid.
5. Diabetes Mellitus (Diabetes)
The disease is caused by the pancreas gland is unable to produce insulin in sufficient quantities. As a result, the content of sugar in the blood increases.
The content of tocopherol in red fruit repair work of the pancreas so that the function of the pancreas to be normal again.
Caused by bone loss, osteoporosis caused by calcium deficiency. This disease generally attacks those who are aged dusk.
Red fruit is rich in calcium so as to prevent and treat osteoporosis. In 100 grams of fresh red fruit contained 54,000 milligrams of calcium.
7. Eye Disorders
High content of beta-carotene in red fruit can overcome many types of eye diseases caused by deficiency of vitamin A. Beta-carotene is absorbed by the body and is processed into vitamin A.
8. Increase Passion and Fertility
Red fruit, according to those who consume them, can help increase male sexual arousal. Effect of treatment varies, there is a reaction after 15 minutes of drinking, there also after one or two hours of drinking.
Vitamin E in the red fruit helps increase sperm production. In addition, red fruit containing high energy, which is 360 calories.
In addition to properties-properties that have been mentioned above, the red fruit is rumored to also treat gastric diseases, hemorrhoids, lung disorders, etc.