Brewing Bilimbi




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The reason I made this was to treat whooping cough.

Other medicinal benefits in Bilimbi

  1. The leaves of bilimbi are used as a treatment for venereal disease.
  2. The leaf decoction is taken as a medicine to relieve from rectal inflammation.
  3. The fruit seems to be effective against coughs and thrush.
  4. It fights against cholestrol and is used as a tonic and laxative.
  5. The fruit is also known to control internal bleeding in the stomach.
  6. The leaves serve as a paste on itches, swelling, mumps or skin eruptions.
  7. Syrup made from Bilimbi is a cure for fever and inflammation. It is also used to stop rectal bleeding and alleviate internal hemorrhoids.
  8. Flowers for treating cough, mouth sores (stomatitis). Bilimbi fruit is often used to treat whooping cough, treat ulcers, prevent diabetes and eliminate acne.


Step 1: The Ingredients

I plant a Bilimbi tree next to my house. It bears fruits year round. Beside using it as an ingredient in a recipe, I also use it as a herbal remedy.


  1. One Bilimbi fruit
  2. A few of Bilimbi's flower buds
  3. A glass of lukewarm water
  4. Honey


  1. Kitchen knife
  2. Cutting board

Step 2: The Process

  1. Firstly, I cut in half the Bilimbi fruit (you can cut it in anyway you like).
  2. Then, I put it in a glass of lukewarm water.
  3. Next, I add the Bilimbi's flower (you can put a couple of the flowers).

Step 3: The Brewing

  1. I let the concoction brewing for a least 6 hours in room temperature or in the refrigerator.
  2. The remedy tastes a bit sour (you can add honey to sweeten it).
  3. I hope this recipe solve your coughing problem.


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    2 years ago

    Thank you for your quick reply! I was able to do a search and found some on eBay & some other sites. I really appreciate your responding and being so generous as to share that information, as some people would just ignore comments that had nothing to do with their posts. :)

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    2 years ago

    Hi there! This is a great Instructable! Great pictures as well! I was also wondering what brand your pink kitchen knife is, or where you bought it? It's very nice. :) Thank you for reading & your reply in advance! :)

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    Reply 2 years ago

    The knife's brand was Scanpan. My sister gave it as a present when she visited Australia. I hope you can find it in your country.
    Thanks for commenting.