Carissa Carandas is a good natural remedy for small and minor disorders that occur in our bodies on a daily basis. In Tamil, this is called Kalakkai. We might have seen this on the side of the road on our way to school when we were young. (I wonder if it still exists today). It is one of those medicinal foods we have forgotten, and are being destroyed by us and from us. 

Carissa Carandas

The fruit is Karonda scientifically known as Carissa carandas, it is a flowering shrub plant belonging to the Apocinaceae family. It is known as Kerenda in Malaya, Bengal grapes or Kalakkai in South India, Namteng, Karamba, Karanda in Thailand, and Perungila in the Philippines.

Karonda is a fruit with a sweet and sour taste. Due to the high content of iron and minerals in these fruits, they are used to reduce blood pressure and diabetes. Apart from this, in villages pickled fruits and used for health benefits. In Salem district, Kalrayanmalai, Pachamalai, Neiyamalai, Manmalai, Nagaluru, 740 km of forest area, a large number of karonda fruits are grown. In the months of July and August, the harvest of these fruits starts.

The leaves, flowers, and fruits of this Karonda tree are used as medicine for many ailments. Although it looks small in form, it has many uses. You can buy it in fruit form, powder form, or tablet form in the market. Before eating Karonda fruit, the seeds should be removed completely and eaten. It is best eaten mainly when it is half ripe. With its sour and acidic taste, a touch of salt is enough to make our tongue tingle.

It has a sweet taste when well-ripened. There are many medicinal uses of this plant in India.

Nutrient levels

Nutrients in 100 grams of Karonda

Manganese 2 mg

Soluble fiber is 0.4 kg

1.6g of fiber

Water 80.14 km

Iron content is 10.33 kg

Potassium 81.26 g

Zinc 3.26 kg

Copper 1.92 mm. K

Vitamin C 51.27mg

Eye disease

This fruit is an excellent remedy for eye diseases. Diseases such as conjunctivitis, black film, blood film, and flesh film are cured.

Sweating problem

Powder its root and mix it with sugar and take 3 grams twice in the morning and evening to cure bile, thirst, sweating problems, etc.


Karonda is rich in minerals and vitamins. Vitamin A, C, and iron present in it help prevent anemia.

Hunger, fainting

This fruit can prevent vomiting, irritation of bile, fainting, etc. which are common in women during childbirth.

Teeth, gums

Karonda can prevent bleeding in teeth and gums. Vitamin C stimulates appetite, strengthens the liver, and prevents jaundice.

Get rid of bile

If you wash these fruits well, cut them into pieces, shake them with salt, and eat them, the bile will go away.

Improves digestion

The pectin in this fruit improves digestion. Soluble fiber improves digestion. Makes you hungry.

Reducing fever

It contains enough vitamin C to reduce the severity of fever. Antioxidants in it fight germs against fever. Just taking ten milligrams of this fruit is enough. The fever will subside automatically.

Brain Health

Brainpower helps health. The magnesium and other nutrients present in this fruit help the secondary gland. This increases the overall brain power.

Cardiac muscle strength

By drinking the juice of this fruit, the heart will be healthy. If you drink fifteen to twenty milliliters of juice, the strength of the heart muscles will increase.

Allergy medicine

This Karonda has the power to naturally fight the germs that cause acne in the body. It also cures itching and skin diseases.

Disadvantages of Karonda

Consuming this fruit in large quantities or for long periods of time may affect sexual health. There will be problems with sperm and erection in men.

Acidity problems may occur when taken in high doses.

Unripe fruits can cause irritation. It affects and aggravates blood-related diseases.