Monday, February 20, 2012

Health & Medicinal Benefits of Raisins

Mouth Health

Raisins contain oleanolic acid that provides protection against cavities and tooth decay, and also prevents the growth of harmful bacteria that can cause gingivitis and other periodontal diseases. So person who intake this fruit will get relieve from tooth pain.

Bone Health

Raisins are rich in calcium are necessary to strengthen bones and teeth. A micro nutrient known as boron are abundant in this fruit aids calcium absorption and bone formation. If you are a postmenopausal woman, raisins are a good snack for you because the calcium and boron present in them helps to prevent the development of osteoporosis.

The potassium and magnesium contents of raisins help reduce acidity (an abnormal metabolic condition known as acidosis) and remove toxins from the body, which may cause diseases such as arthritis, gout, kidney stones and heart disease.

Eye Care

Raisins contain polyphenolic phytonutrients possess antioxidant properties that protect your eyes from irreversible medical conditions like macular degeneration,cataracts, blindness and other visual disorders.It also contains very good amount of vitamin-A, A-Beta Carotene and A-Carotenoid which are essential for good body health.Regular consumption of raisins reduces the risk of this illness considerably.


It is caused by decrease in the number of red blood cells in the body.Raisins contain considerable amount of iron which directly helps treating anemia. It also contains many members of vitamin-B complex which are essential for formation of blood. Copper in them also help formation of red blood cells. So, if you notice any decrease in the hemoglobin level in your blood, eat more raisins to raise it. Raisins also help to correct iron deficiency anemia and promote blood clotting during wound healing.


The polyphenolic antioxidant present in raisins, known as catechin, provides protection against free radicals, which causes the development of tumors, specifically colon cancer.

Sexual Weakness

It stimulate libido and induce arousal, due to presence of an amino acid called Arginine in the raisins, which is useful in treating problems in erection. It has been a common practice in India to make the bride and the groom drink a glass of milk each, boiled with raisins and added with a pinch of saffron. It is also recommended for those suffering from sexual weakness, to consume raisins regularly.


Raisins swell as the fiber present in them in dried form absorbs water, when person feel in time of indigestion. This helps giving relief in constipation.


Phenolic Phytonutrients, anti biotic and anti oxidant properties, are present abundance in raisins help to cure fever by fighting viral and bacterial infections.

Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is an age related medical condition which affects vision. This leads to loss of vision in the midpoint of the visual field due to damage to the retina. Three servings of raisins a day can prove to be a brilliant natural remedy for macular degeneration. You can add these to your morning cereal or lunch time yogurt.

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