Health Benefits of Kesemek (Persimmon)


Kesemek or Persimmon is often to be called as flirtatious fruit since its skin has white powder like face powder. Persimmon contains 80 % water, 12% sugar, 3.6% protein-fat-fiber and ash. There are some minerals in this fruit: calcium, phosphor, natrium, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese and huge amount of potassium.

In Indonesia, this fruit is called as kesemek, in China it’s called shi. It also contains vitamin A, group of Vitamin B, Vitamin C and E. Amino acid consist from aspartic acid, glutamic acid, arginine, alanine, cystine, glycine, phenylalanine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, methionine, proline, serine, tyrosine, threonine, valine.

Here are some health benefits of kesemek fruit:

Help body to lose weight

This fruit apparently has the similar benefits with apple. Health experts often to suggest consuming apple to people who are on diets. Apparently kesemek also has the same nutrition values with apple that it can be replacement.

Prevent heart disease

Consume one kesemek daily can help prevent heart disease. Its antioxidant compound can help maintain the flexibility of blood vessels and prevents deep vein thrombosis.

Home Remedy for Hypertension

To cure hypertension or high blood pressure, you can consume kesemek by drinking its juice. To make persimmon juice: prepare two persimmon fruits, peel their skins and clean the seeds. Put them in a blender and wait until they become smooth juice and mix with warm water. Drink it regularly once a day.

Home remedy for stomachache

To cure stomachache, eat fresh persimmon fruit. The fresh fruit contains 19.6 % carbohydrate, especially fructose and glucose, 0.7 % protein, vitamin A and calium. These contents will comfort stomach.

Home remedy for diarrhea and dysentery

Prepare several pieces of dried persimmon. Boil them until they become pulp. Mix them with glutinous rice and two oranges. Mix them evenly. Consume this three times a day.

Home remedy for cough with phlegm and asthma

Take two kesemek, chop thin and dry them. Stem them until cooked. You can just eat the cooked kesemek or blend them and add pure honey.


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