Benefits of Loquats

         Benefits of Loquats

(I was saved twice by biwa: the loquat)   

1)This is the story of medical effects how the cough has been cured

 What is BIWA anyway

 

 The title "BIWA“ is a fruit that appears in early summer in Japan. It is loquat in English.

 

 It has orange peel and brown seeds. There is a big biwa tree in my house. The fruits do not taste very sweet, but I like the taste in season.

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This is the biwa tree in my yard.

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 The leaves are rough, and they cover the balcony of my house. By the way, I’d like to talk about the story which I have been saved by this biwa-loquat. Although I said “saved”, it is not a story of a new religion but of a kind of medicine.

 

  couldn’t stop coughing for two weeks

 

 This happened a long time ago. It was a story when my family was abroad and I was living alone at that time.

 

 At the beginning of December, I had been out all day, and after a while, I started coughing and coughing and never could stop. I couldn't sleep all night until the next morning. Because of the heavy cough I couldn't sleep, so the next day I rushed to the doctor’s almost crawling and the doctor gave me some medicine.  I thought that I got the flu been transmitted to me on the train. I took the medicine given for a week, but I couldn't stop coughing almost 2 weeks. I had to keep standing all the night, sticking my head to the wall and coughing.

 

 But then, I suddenly remembered about the biwa tree that I had in my yard. As my sister-in-law once told me, biwa leaves have various medicinal properties and are effective for coughing.

 

 Recalling that, I went to the balcony in the middle of night and took some leaves. I put them in the bath and boiled it for a while and took the bath with biwa leaves. I pressed the biwa leaves on my neck and chest, and then slept with biwa leaves wrapped around my throat.

 

 That night I didn't cough and slept quietly and calmly. I woke up the next morning and wondered why I didn't cough all the night. I was sure it was because of the biwa leaves, so later I wrapped biwa leaves around my throat all day long. That persistent cough, which the doctor's medicine didn't work for, was like a lie. After that, I wondered about the benefits of biwa leaves, and I boiled the leaves to make tea to take. Later I never coughed again.

 

 The following picture is the biwa-leaves tea I made recently.

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 However, this story took place more than 10 years ago, and I had been drinking loquat tea at that time, but then I forgot about it.

 

2) Another story of BIWA which saved me nowadays

After a fracture 

  About a year and a half ago, I went to a restaurant with my husband by bicycle. After I went out of the restaurant, I found two bikes were on my bike. I tried to remove them and then, the 2 bikes turned over me and I fell on my back. I hit my back against a concrete block, then my backbone was broken, and I was taken to the hospital by ambulance and hospitalized about 2 months.

 

  After leaving the hospital, I suffered from fever all the time, and in addition, I found an abnormality in the bones of my back and groin, and I was diagnosed as requiring long-term care 1. Then I had to go to rehabilitation twice a week, and took a rest of time in bed. Almost for more than one year I spent the days almost in bed at home.

 

  Moreover, my memory got unstable and the world looked vague. I couldn’t have any normal conversation with anybody. Even though, I could feel my body got better until I could handle the tricycle that I was using before two-wheeled bicycle which got that accident. So, I was able to make a round trip near my house for about 15 minutes.

 

I got lost

 

  One day, I went to Maruetsu a small super market, which is about a 15-minutes’ walk from my house, and lost my way. I knew every street but I couldn’t get home. I got lost and finally it took me three hours to get back. I started to worry and couldn’t go out after that incident.

 

  Later, because of lack of exercise, my back pain became stiffer, and I couldn’t move my right leg, so my back pain got worse. But then almost miraculously, I remembered the biwa again.

 

 Oh! biwa may help me.

 

 It was the season of biwa, and I took the biwa fruits that I could reach from the balcony and ate them. Then, with the help of my family, I also took the branches of the biwa and got a large amount of biwa fruits and leaves.

 That night, I took a bath with the biwa-loquat leaves in a bag. Then the water got brown which looked dirty. But when I put the bag of biwa leaves where it hurt so much on my painful parts, I felt removed.  I felt that the pain which tormented me so long time was cured. 

 Could you believe no medical care could cure my pain until that night when I took the bath with the biwa leaves?

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↑biwa-bath

 

That night, I slept with the biwa- loquat leaves where it hurt. 

  What did happen to me? I slept all night calmly without feeling any pain.  Once I remembered I woke up in the middle of the night and went to the bathroom walking without noticing that I was walking. I always went to the bathroom crawling until that night. But that night, unconsciously I stood up and walked to the bathroom without any pain.

 

 Eh? Did I walk just now? How is this? What happened with me? Why I can walk?

 

 After the fracture treatment, I received the result of certification for long-term care 1(要介護認定1), and had a handrail attached to the stairs going up to the second floor of my house. When I climbed the stairs, I clung to the railing, but when my feet were slumping, I felt like someone else going up the stairs. When I walked inside and outside the house, I was clinging to a cane, but after the biwa-treatment at that time I noticed I was walking without a cane.

 

 

Eh? I'm walking!!! So astonished, I searched online for the benefits of biwa.

http://www.biwamin.jp/reason/loquat.php