Caigua Fruit or Slipper Gourd… Good Food for Great Health

Caigua Fruit comes from Peru and Central America where it has been used as a veggie similar to cucumber for hundreds of years… and has many health benefits that are important for modern day life.

Caigua Fruit contains new flavonoids and antioxidants that have not been seen before. It fact Caigua contains lots of antioxidants that are helpful in prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer.

Caigua Fruit is a great anti-inflammatory agent, studies show that Caigua was almost one and a half times more effective than ibuprofin. And Caigua is well known in Peru for healing away varicose veins and promoting liver, stomach, and kidney health.

This wonderful plant contains lots of plant sterols that lowers cholesterol, B and C vitamins for vitality and immunity, iron for building blood, peptin which protects the body from metabolic syndrome, phosphorus which is important for bone, brain, and cellular repair… and resins that help lower cholesterol, galacturonic acid which is a polyphenol similar to that found in green tea, dihydroxitriptamine, pierine, and lipoproteins that also lower cholesterol and many other useful compounds.

Lowers Blood Pressure – Caigua can lower blood pressure and at the same time help to lower blood sugar levels too. And the leaves of the plant lower blood sugar too… and are usually added to the diet for that purpose.

Lowers Cholesterol – Studies show that this cucumber/pepper looking fruit can lower LDL or bad cholesterol by up to 75%, and increase HDL or good cholesterol by over 20%. In Peru Caigua has a reputation of being one of the most powerful fat absorbing veggies around, and a good detoxing agent.

Weight Loss – Caigua Fruit is very low in calories and contains mucilaginous agents that help with obesity and sooth the GI. People dieting use Caigua as a good way to lose weight fast and at the same time lower cholesterol.

Caigua Fruit can be eaten raw in salads, and even the leaves and roots can be used in salads, and it can be used for making pickles. Some people stuff Caigua like bell peppers and bake them, others make it into juice… plus the seeds of the fruit make a great tea.

Caigua plants tolerant to a wide variety of climates… but grows best in warm and humid areas.

You can order Caigua powder on-line… or ask for it at your local health food store.

Enjoy Great Health

Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist, Counselor, and Spiritual Advisor for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Center for Creative Living Church, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab teas

About Dr. Paul Haider

Dr. Paul Haider has been a Master Herbalist for over 25 years. Dr. Haider helps those looking for healing and realization. Dr. Haider has over 4,000 articles about natural health and spirituality, a radio show, and writes for many magazines including OM Times Magazine. Dr. Paul Haider - Contact him on his Website contact form at - and also on FB under Dr. Paul Haider
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