Loquat Benefits And Side Effects
Loquat Benefits And Side Effects

Everyone knows that fruits are considered beneficial for health and health. At the same time, there are some fruits which are not originally from India, but due to their special properties, they are now grown in India as well. In this article of Stylecrase, we are talking about one such exotic fruit, which is known as Lokat. In the article, you will get the benefits of Lokat as well as some other information related to it. This fruit is beneficial in health. It is capable of protecting us from many diseases. At the same time, if someone is ill, it can help to recover soon. Yes, in the state of serious illness, it is important to get a proper treatment from the doctor instead of just relying on the fruit.

We will talk about other things related to Lokat, but before that we get to know about Lokat.

What is Lokat?

Locat is a tree fruit found mainly in China, which is grown in several states of India (Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh) along with Korea, Taiwan and Japan. Its scientific name is Eriobotria japonica. It is known as Lukath or Lugat in India. It is the fruit of an evergreen tree, which is green in almost every season. Its tree is about five to six meters in height and in width it spreads like a shrub. Its fruit is mildly sour and sweet in taste. Due to the presence of many important nutrients, this fruit is considered healthy. This is the reason that it is used to get relief from many health related problems, which are explained further in the article.

Let us now know in some detail about the problems in which the benefits of Lokat fruit can be used in the next part of the article.

Benefits of Loquat

1. For Hearth

The use of Lokat may prove to be beneficial to maintain heart health and to ward off related risks. Actually, locat fruit contains phenolic compounds, which make it rich in powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (1) . According to experts, these properties of phenolic compound can prove to be helpful in maintaining heart health by eliminating free radical damage to the heart and inflammation in the heart cells (2) . At the same time, according to a research published on the website of NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) cardio protective (maintaining heart health) effects are found in the leaves of Locat (3) . In such a situation, the leaves of Lokat along with the fruit can also be used to keep away cardiovascular risks.

2. Avoid cancer

The benefits of Lokat fruit can also prove to be effective in protecting against the problem of cancer. According to experts, it has the ability to stop the breast cancer growing cells. At the same time, to some extent, it can also help in reducing the effect of those cells. On the other hand, it has the ability to prevent the effects of cancer occurring in other parts of the body (4) . For this reason, it can be said that the consumption of Lokat fruit as well as its leaves can be helpful in protecting against the risks of cancer. Keep in mind that if someone has cancer, he should get proper treatment from a doctor. It is not possible to cure it just with the help of any home remedies.

3. Help to reduce inflammation

The benefits of eating locat can also be achieved in controlling inflammation. As we have stated earlier in the article that the locat fruit is rich in phenolic compounds. Due to the presence of these, anti-inflammatory effect is found in locat fruit (1) . For this reason, it would not be wrong to say that Lokat fruit can prove to be more useful in reducing inflammation in the external or internal organs of the body.

4. Control diabetes

According to research conducted by the International Journal of Molecular Sciences on Locat, the entire Locat tree has antidiabetic (blood sugar lowering) properties. At the same time, extracts of its leaves and seeds have been considered effective in controlling the amount of blood sugar by increasing the activation of insulin due to this property (5) . Thus, the benefits of eating Lokat include avoiding diabetes . At the same time, if someone has diabetes, he should take it only on the advice of a doctor.

5. Beneficial in eye disorders

Along with vitamins C and A, zinc and copper are some of the nutrients that are considered beneficial for eye health (6) . At the same time, some amount of all these nutrients are available in Lokat fruit (7) . In this sense, we can call it beneficial for the eyes. Research related to the Lokat tree suggests that the use of this fruit can also be helpful in increasing eye light (8) . In such a situation, it can be assumed that age related eye problems can be avoided by using Lokat fruit.

6. Useful for bone health

The benefits of eating Lokat can also be of great use in keeping bones healthy. Indeed, calcium, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium are some of the nutrients considered useful for bone health (9) . All these elements are found in good quantity in Lokat fruit (7) . On the other hand, its leaves have the ability to prevent bone erosion (reduced bone density) (10) . For this reason the Lokat fruit and its leaves can be considered beneficial for bone health.

After knowing the benefits of Lokat fruit, now we are giving you detailed information about its nutritional elements.

Nutritional value of Lokat – Loquat Nutritional Value

Let us learn about the nutritious elements of Lokat through the chart below (7) .

NUTRIENTSUNITQUANTITY 100 GRAMS
Waterg86.73
EnergyKcal47
Proteing0.43
Total Lipid (Fat)g0.2
Carbohydrateg12.14
Fiber (Total Dietary)g1.7
MINERAL
Calciummg16
Ironmg0.28
Magnesiummg13
Phosphorusmg27
Potassiummg266
Sodiummg1
Zincmg0.05
Coppermg0.04
Manganesemg0.148
Seleniumµg0.6
VITAMIN
vitamin Cmg1
Thiaminemg0.019
Riboflavinmg0.024
Niacinmg0.18
Vitamin B6mg0.1
Folate (DFE)µg14
Vitamin A (RAE)µg76
Vitamin A (IU)IU1528
LIPID
Fatty acid (saturated)g0.04
Fatty acid (monounsaturated)g0.008
Fatty acid (polyunsaturated)g0.091

After knowing about the nutritious ingredients, we are now talking about the ways in which Locat can be used.

How to use loquat

To use Locat you can use the following methods.

  • Two to three fruits of medium size Lokat can be washed and eaten in this way.
  • You can use a decoction made from its leaves for up to 20 mL.
  • Two to three seeds of this can be used in decoction with leaves.
  • You can also use two to four flowers of Lokat to make tea.
  • You can also use flowers, leaves and seeds jointly to make its decoction.

In the next part of the article, we will give some essential information related to the loss of Lokat. 

Side effects of loquat

At the moment, no evidence is available regarding loss of locat, yet the intake of its overdose suggests some side effects. Let’s look at those side effects.

  • Patients taking diabetes medicine should not consume it in excess. The reason is that anti-diabetic effect is found in it, due to which the patient’s blood sugar is expected to decrease significantly (5) .
  • Some toxic substances are also found in its seeds and leaves. Although it does not have a significant effect on its use as a medicine, consuming it in high doses can cause some side effects.
  • In some people, eating locat fruit may cause allergic problems. Especially those who have food allergy problems.

Along with the advantages of Lokat fruit, you also got detailed information about Lokat tree through the article. You have also learned that not only fruits, but also the leaves, seeds and roots of this tree can prove beneficial in many problems. In such a situation, if you are also thinking about using Lokat for a disease, then first read all the information given in the article. Also, keep in mind that its use can give you relief from the problems mentioned, but full treatment of any problem is possible only with medical advice. In such a situation, seek medical advice for complete treatment, so that you can get comprehensive and favorable benefits of the benefits of eating Lokat. Also, if there is any other question related to this fruit, then please send it to us through the comment box given below.

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