Rimbang, the little round one that is good for eye health

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Rimbang is a type of thorny shrub similar to eggplant that can produce large clusters of pea-sized yellow-green berries that can be used for a variety of culinary, horticultural, and of course medicinal purposes. Jungle plants have trees that can reach 5 m in height. But usually, less than 2 m. Almost all parts of this plant are spiny, except for only the fruit which is covered in hair. The leaves are ovate with a base like a heart or rounded, with a blunt tip.

Rimbang has the scientific name Solanum torvum containing saponins, flavonoids, torvosides, alkaloids, glycosides, tannins, cholorogenome which are antioxidant compounds. This content has many benefits, including preventing cardiovascular disease, stroke, and cancer. And what's most viral about this forest is that it's very good for the eyes, among other things :

1. Prevents Macular Degeneration

In addition to the many benefits of vitamin C for the skin, the high content of vitamin C in the forest known as ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin as well as a very strong antioxidant. Vitamin C is not only beneficial for the health of the skin, bones and blood vessels, but also maintains the health of the fine capillaries in the retina. Consuming forage regularly with high vitamin C content is very good for preventing the risk of cataract formation and also loss of vision that occurs due to macular degeneration.

2. Protects Eyes From Cataracts

The next advantage of the forest is to prevent or reduce the risk of developing cataracts. The high content of vitamin C in the forest will protect body fluids such as blood, saliva, lymph and also intra and intercellular fluids and fluids that surround the lens of the eye. Consuming rimbang regularly can prevent cataracts and reduce the severity of these cataracts.

3. Improving Vision

The benefits of vitamin A for the skin are also needed by the organs of vision to overcome diseases and maintain overall eye health. The high content of vitamin A in the forest has also proven to be very good for improving eyesight so that the eyes can adjust to changes in light, keep the eyes moist and also improve vision at night. Adequate vitamin A, as found in this forage, can also prevent dry eyes and prevent blindness while increasing the ability of the eyes to adapt to light and dark. Retinol present in vitamin A helps to form a purple visual in the eyes and ensures the health of the retina of the eye.

4. Prevent Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a visual disorder characterized by damage to the optic nerve due to pressure on the eye with symptoms such as headache and pain in the eye. Vitamin B, which is also present in this forest, functions as a coenzyme in certain chemical reactions in the body. Meanwhile, thiamin levels in the blood will also be lower when consuming rimbang so that it can prevent glaucoma.

5. Preventing Optic Nerve Damage

Vitamin B in the forest is also associated with the manufacture of DNA and protein production. If the body is deficient in vitamin B, it can cause damage to the brain and spinal cord and then spread and damage the optic nerve which causes the sufferer's vision to decrease.

6. Prevent Retinal Function Decline

There are more than 10 benefits of flavonoid compounds for body health, one of which is to maintain eye health. In the jungle also contains flavonoids which are very important not only for the health of the body but also prevent various eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts and also decreased retinal function especially for someone who is over 60 years old. Consuming rimbang is one of the best ways to get a source of flavonoids to prevent these various eye problems.

7. Maintain Connective Tissue

Vitamin C in the forest also functions as a very strong antioxidant with an important role to form and maintain connective tissue including collagen which is found in the cornea of ​​the eye. Consuming rimbang which also contains high vitamin C which is a source of antioxidants can meet the body's daily vitamin C needs so that it can avoid the various eye problems mentioned above.

The benefits of rimbang for the eyes have been proven to be effective, especially to prevent various eye problems. For how to process the jungle itself, you can boil and drink the water or process it into various dishes as side dishes.

Cook with a mixture of rimbang

Rimbang has a bitter taste and can be eaten raw. There are also cooked with vegetables or a combination with other cooking ingredients

Here are some of the dishes I've made containing Rimbang. Rimbang originates from the Caribbean Islands and is now spread across Indonesia. Have you ever found or known this plant?

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Jadi selama ini yang saya suka makan mentah ini namanya rimbang? Saya sering nyebutnya terong kelereng dan bahasa rimbang itu ya istilah buat rendam mata di air.

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3 months ago

Rimbang sebutan dari minangkabau, medan atau batak Toba (Sumatra) nama lain sering di sebut takokak atau tekokak.. Banyak sih istilahnya.. Bahkan ada yang sebut juga terung pipit karena ini juga kelompok terung

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3 months ago

I want to see in real that Rimbang ma'am. It's my first time to hear it. It has a lot of advantages especially in the eye. Thank you for sharing it us maam.

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3 months ago

I don't know what English to say. I like to eat this when it is cooked as a side dish but don't like to eat it raw. In the past, my neighbor's child had almost lost his eyes, his parents thought he had to wear glasses. Because almost the whole family wears glasses. So, it is recommended to eat this jungle. He ate for 3 months straight and is very grateful that his eyes are no longer blurry and he doesn't need to wear glasses. And it's true, many believe that this forest has a lot of nutritional content for the eyes.

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3 months ago

Iam seeing and hearing about this for the first time. Interesting indeed.

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3 months ago

very interesting add insight and information

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