In ‘Charakasamhita’, sour-sweet plum has been described as a bile-phlegm destroyer, read the interesting history of this fruit

Highlights

The history of plum is about 2000 years old BC.
There are about 200 varieties of it all over the world.
If prunes are consumed regularly, it also prevents bad cholesterol.

Aloo Bukhara Benefits and History: Plum is a seasonal fruit, but it is wonderful. It is full of sour-sweet juice. This juice protects the body from many diseases. It protects the heart and also controls blood pressure. For thousands of years, the whole world is enjoying its fun taste. Dried plums are even better.

Plumage is also of black, yellow, green color

Plum cultivation is less in India and its arrival is more from hilly areas, which include Himachal, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir. It also grows well in Afghanistan and is a favorite fruit of the Americans. There it is also used for making wine and liquor. In India, it is found in dark red color, while in many countries its color is also black, yellow and green. This fruit is from the cherub, cherry, raspberry, apricot family. Its highest production is in China, after that it is grown in Serbia and USA. There are about 200 varieties of it all over the world and its size can range from gooseberry to peach.

There are about 200 varieties of plums all over the world and its size can range from gooseberry to peach.

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How did it get its name in India?

According to the information about why and since when it is being called plum in India, the word potato is Portuguese and the name of an ancient city of Uzbekistan is Bukhara. On the other hand, in Persian this fruit is called potato, but in India the name of this fruit is Plumbukhara i.e. ‘somewhere brick-somewhere’s blockage’, its name has become somewhat different in India. It is believed that after the arrival of Muslim rulers in India, the name of this fruit has become plum. By the way, its name in Sanskrit language is ‘Arukam’ and in many parts of South India it is still called by similar names like this. The special thing is that Aloo Bukhara is not only beneficial, dried Prunes are also far ahead in terms of properties.

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Wires are connected to China, from there India came

The strings of plums are said to be connected to China. One of its species, Prunus salsina, is said to have originated from China, but its development was greatly increased in Japan and from there it spread to the rest of the world. In China, plum is considered a symbol of good luck. Its history is about 2000 years old BC. It has also been said that the remains of dried plums have been found in the mummy found inside the pyramids of Egypt. Botanists also say that the plum is a hybrid fruit from different species of European and Asian fruits, only then it is also classified as European or Asian. A species of this fruit has also been linked to Damascus. It is believed that it reached India only through China.

The strings of plums are said to be connected to China.

In ‘Charakasamhita’ it has been considered as a bile-phlegm destroyer.

Plums are being grown and eaten in India for about 2000 years, because the properties of sour-sweet plums have been described in the Ayurvedic text ‘Charakasamhita’ written during that time. According to the scripture, this fruit (Arukam) binds bile and phlegm, does not become very hot in effect. It is delicious and sweet to eat and is also quick to digest. If we see according to today, raw plum contains 11% carbohydrate, 87% water, 1% protein and 1% fat, 1% fiber also. It is also considered a low calorie fruit. It is clear that its consumption does not increase obesity.

Aloo Bukhara is being grown and eaten in India for almost 2000 years.

It has fundamental properties to prevent constipation.

Food Expert and Nutrition Consultant Nilanjana Singh says that this fruit is rich in properties. It contains ingredients to keep the body safe from diseases. It contains phytonutrients (disease-protecting properties), carotenoids (beneficial for the nervous system) including lutein and zeaxanthin (beneficial for the eyes) and other elements. It has been found to have fundamental properties to protect the body from constipation. These nutrients found in plums keep BP under control, protect the heart

Health will bring many benefits when eaten balanced

Calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, vitamin C, A, K also remain in this colorful plum, due to which the bones of the body remain healthy. If it is consumed regularly, it also prevents bad cholesterol. It can maintain electrolytes balance (blood quality) in the body. If it is eaten in a balanced way then profit is profit. Its excessive consumption can become a cause of trouble, as gas will increase in the stomach, acid may increase and there may be vomiting along with nausea. There is no big harm in eating it. Anyway, it is sour-sweet, so the body itself stops it from eating more.

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