Thursday

MIRACLE FRUIT IN DAVAO CITY

For sometime now the older and the younger folks in our compound has been in discussion about this tree that my aunt-in-law planted in our side yard. When it was still an undersize tree nobody cares, but when its branches started to spread out of the fence and started to bear fruit, we were all dazed to see its unusual fruit, unusual because you cannot just see it in the normal fruit stand. My aunt said, it’s a miracle fruit, but when I google it all information points to a red berry for a miracle fruit.

Before this tree was planted, I can remember my mother-in-law brought one mature fruit, the shell was so hard, they even use a saw to cut it half, the fruit meat was white, but when it was boiled it really has a damn knocking foul aroma, everybody went out of the house, I spent two canister of Evian to drive the odor away.

According to those who have tried it, it cures a lot of body ailments. But God knows, if I’m on the verge of death then I will try it, promise, the white meat has turned into a purplish sticky, foul sauce. Then ‘the berks’ of my mom-in-law around our dining table without some second thoughts gulp down that purple concoction, according to them it taste bitter sweet, yeah! my tongue can see, my nose can taste it so… There are at least 5 mature fruits on that tree, I wonder how many Evians will I consume again to drive the odor away in the future as it will happen again, really I’m positive!

Take a look at these pictures… Does anyone know what really this fruit’s name is?
’Ang Punu-an’ (The Tree)

’Ang Mga Bunga’ (The fruits)

’Ug usa pa ka bunga’ (Close-up Shot of the fruit)

Thanks for dropping by, see you again for another experience in this side of town.

70 comments:

  1. Sorry Vernz, no idea...it's also my first time to see this kind of fruit.

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  2. I think I already saw a tree like this,I just can't remember where....don't know also what kind of fruit...lol

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  3. The main character is addicted to beauty, there is a miracle fruit, clockwork gladiators, a demon, werewolves, and mnemonic memory city.

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  4. Hi Vernz, Tita Melinda said she has never seen that kind of fruit either, and she has a fairly good knowledge of plants in the Philippines and from the United States where she lived the past ten years. She is stumped!It's a mystery!

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  5. hi sis vernz! i sent the package through air21.. here is the tracking number: 301 002 235 478

    i checked the air21 site, it says on their record that they attempted to deliver the package two times already..

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  6. Hellow! hahah. Ok, I'll try to make a film review (pinoy movies). Isa palang napapanuod kong pinoy movie ngaung taon. hahaha. di kasi ako nanunuod ng gawang pinoy pagdating sa sine. sa DVD lang . :].

    About sa post ko, ahmm.. ee... a.. hehehe. edit ko nalang pag me oras na ako. hehe. Ok lang yan. Product of boredom lang naman yan e. pagiigihan ko nalang sa susunod kong review.

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  7. tinuod jud diay ning miracle fruit te?hehehe!

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  8. waaa...no clue at all...hamis raba tawon kaau ug nawong nga prutas....lol!

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  9. Because a lot of people don't belive in tablets, they want fresh fruit, but fruit only lasts for 3 months and tabs last a year. One tablet is like three beries. It's produced in Taiwan using pure freeze-dried Miracle berry with high concentrations of the active ingredient, Miraculin.

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  10. sana nahati m vernz para makita namin ang inside ng fruit. look nice.

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  11. My plant is Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum). Google it and you will see what it looks like. There are 2 other plants that have the same sweet reaction and they also maybe called a miracle.

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  12. MINA, thank you for taking time to comment,

    Hyanne, I have no idea also!

    Dave, SPW might stumble one at Guimaras pls. tell me so. Indeed, being in the tropics Phils. has been gifted with so diverse ecosystem.

    Glenn, just write and write... good luck!

    Gagay Darling, libog pud ko kay ang google pula ang miracle fruit, diri sa amo.. green!

    Dhemz, salamat sa labay!

    Teeth, thanks for the info!

    Life Moto, one of these days when the olds will pick it, i'll take a shot of it!

    TOG, thanks for the info I'll check it out!

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  13. It also has Lantana horrida with rather a disagreeable smell!

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  14. you might have to ask the help of DA and DENR offices to identify that tree. Stinky siya pero basi makabawi ra sa usefulness niya:)

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  15. meron din kami nyan. miracle fruit lang din un alam ko name nya. people passby asking what kind of fruit. bihira lang tlga meron ganun tree

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  16. hi vern!!!! gud day...interesado ko sa imo miracle fruit...pwd ko patabang sa imoha, mangayo pud ko permission sa imoha...ako ni sya i-thesis, kng ok lang?

    noy

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  17. Noy, sige.. dili ko hawod ani pero.. pwede ko nimu emmail sa vlyluga at gmail dot com

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  18. hello maam :)
    im also embarking on a journey to search for the scientific name of this fruit. we have this on our front yard and as you have mentioned, i also heard that this fruit specifically cures a lot of ailments my lola drinks it! i need to know the name of this fruit as we will have it experimented on our laboratory to extract the active ingredients from this fruit. im so happy to have found out about your blog and knowing that another being is in search for the "identity" of this mysterious fruit. should you have any luck will you please inform me? i promise to do the same :)

    God bless you!!!

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  19. Hello maam! i wonder if you'd be interested..we have already found out about the "identity" of that miracle fruit. it's name is cujete. any info you need about it could be found from this site:http://www.stuartxchange.org/Cujete.html just so you know.. . :)

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  20. hello..ako din nacurious sa fruit na yan..nakita ko sa may SM City Davao, may mga nagbibinta kc dun ng plants. akala ko nung una buko..hehe di pala kc nakalagay miracle fruit..

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  21. Hi, have you already found out the scientific name of this fruit?

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  22. Miracle fruit tree, in English its named Ayale, Calabash Tree or Cujete. Its scientific name is Crescentia cuneiflora Gardn

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  23. http://www.stuartxchange.org/Cujete.html


    TRY TO CHECK THIS OUT.......

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  24. pano ba 'to gamitin as medicinal? o kainin?

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  25. it's CRESCENTIA CUJETE.. one of my biochemical proposal as part of my study

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  26. My neighbor said that the name of that fruit is "TUPPERWARE".... I don't think so!

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  27. hallo po meron po kaming tinanim na miracle tree ang daming bunga nga kaya lang hindi namin alam kong paano at kung kailan malalaman kung pwedi na syang kainin at ehaharvest para gawing juice...herbal daw kasi nag katas ng bunga nito...^_^

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  28. ano poba ang sign kapag pwdi na itong e haharvest?

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  29. what was really the health benefits of this fruit?
    I've tried to drink this daily before I go to sleep?

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  30. what medicinal properties does this fruit have ,will it cure diabetis or cancer etc?

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  31. I chanced to see this tree laden with round "upo"-like fruits with its allegedly medicinal miraculous cures for ailments such as diabetes, CA, etc. in ABCD Stars Convention Center in GenSan.

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  32. may nkapagsabi saki tga davao na nakagagamot daw ito nang anong uri ng sakit gaya ng llaki na may sakit na artritis naka wheelchair na nga raw siya pero ngayon magaling na sya matapos ang ilang buwan na pag inom nga katas ng miracle tree nakatayo na sya tsaka naka pa drive na nang tricycle...miracle nga dapat ang itawag sa prutas na ito.....sana nga may iba pang proweba...Godbless

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  33. ITS CALABASH TREE

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  34. definitely a calabash tree.

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  35. how did you boil it? can you send the procedure in my yahoo email? I have asthma please.................. my email is rjay889@yahoo.com I have also facebook account

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  36. using this subject for my investigatory cause i am dying to know it's contents

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  37. Hi, I am from Cebu, I visited my brother in 1st Oct. St.(right)Don Jullian Village Maa, Davao just last Sunday, Sept.18,2011. He has been drinking the juice which he got from Maasim, Sarangani. He gave me a glass of it then I drank it. It tastes sweet and smells like Castoria. I like the taste so I drank another glass. Minutes later I felt in my right arm and right leg the feeling I usually feel when my bp goes down. This made me think the juice is good for lowering one's bp. My brother then took me to his neighbor who has this tree and we bought 5 pcs of its fruit.We boiled its meat to make the juice. Pero taas man akong bp pagkabuntag. About my brother, nigamay siya. Nagweight loss ba. He said he'll have his sugar checked.

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  38. Hi Vernz i got a fruit of this miracle fruit from a classmate who has a big farm. Its funny but until now I haven't opened it yet because I don't know what to do with it, ha ha I got it 3 weeks ago. tomorrow I'll open it and see to myself how true those comments are. Thanks.

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  39. ako din umiinum nitong miracle juice mga almost a month na, i believe it will help my asthma....chona-davao city

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  40. hello! ako ga-inum sa juice aning miracle tree. a year ago my blood sugar was 250+ karon 106-110 na lang. i drink 10ml 3x a day. ang dahon ilaga himoom tubig

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  41. meron din kaming puno nyan.

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  42. I brought 1 grafted tree of miracle fruit during tinalak fest sa Koronadal, ang mahal.. dito kasi ako gumaling sa U T I ko, at arthritis,..

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  43. hi..nakita ko rin ito sa kapitbahay namin kaya nagtanong na ako kung anong puno kasi kaakit akit siyang tingnan ayon nga sbi niya na miracle tree daw kaya humingi na ako ng sanga at by Gods grace nabuhay na siya.ako din naghahanap ng pangalan.

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  44. check this out

    http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html

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  45. it's also good for hemorrhoids accdg to my husband. he's been drinking it for over a year.

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  46. hi mam verns,g search jud nku ni nga fruit,ky accrdg. 2 my husband,naa syay nkasakay sa bus going zamboanga city,,nagdala ani nga miracle fruit,at interesado sya,,,, ask ko lang sna mam verns,kung onsaon namo nga mkapalit me ana nga fruit,,and how much?

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  47. hi,anonymus, on november 1, 2011,taga saan ka po,,ang bait nman ng kapitbhay mo,,bka poide din ako humingi khit sanga lang din? bka sakali gagaling yung mother ko jan,,kc mtagal na sya may skit,,please?

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  48. ....we have these at home... it was planted by one of our missionary visitor, 10 years ago, ngayon lang nagka bunga... can you tell the detail of this miracle fruit pls... 0923 578 5267 or you can email me at manz.calibo23@yahoo.com .... may 7 na bunga nah..
    thanks....

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  49. mayron ba po ditong bumibili nang ganyang bunga para gawing medicina? kasi mayron kaming tanim nyan at pwidi naming ibinta paki send nlang sa aking email domsketter@yahoo.com or dominiccagadas89@gmail.com
    Totoo nkakagaling yan nang sakit.

    Thanks po

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  50. i must try it then i feel always comfort i take trice a day. always at your presents in mind.. even if you lack in sleep, much effective than any food supplement.

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  51. ny akong tanom ani usa sa CDO
    Tambal dw nia sa tanan sakit ingon tga davao?
    axl rhick budz @ fb.com

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  52. calabash tree na cya..daghan na daw naulian ana.. ilang gi-itos ang sul0d ana, daghan nag naulian ana...

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  53. my mom planted this tree in our backyard and now it has lots of fruits..we make this as a juice and drink it every morning. it's good.

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  54. hai ang aking mama ay umiinom din ng miracle juice at na notice niya ito na may effecto sa kanyang health .dati ang kanyang mata ay namumula dahil sa cataract at after taking 1 ltr of ,miracle juice unting-unting na lumiwanag ang kanyang vision.
    i observe miracle juice is very good in our health.

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  55. hi! there is a cooperative right now operating nationwide which markets calabash puree. this grows in davao area and right now sarangani province is growing these also.

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  56. una plang nako na inom.. ganahan nko, humot man gud xa tapos ok ang lasa..mag observe sa ko after aweek kung naa b xa epekto sa akng pnglawas.. always busy mn gu ako lyfstyle, so i try something na makawala sa akng stress at d same time barato pa.

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  57. This taken by women 'to clean out the womb

    For coughs and colds

    The pulp of the fruit has medicinal properties and acts as a remedy for respiratory problems such as asthma and cough.

    It contains hydrocyanic acid which is considered as a purgative.

    The syrup prepared from the pulp is used as a medicine for relieving disorders of the chest or respiratory tract and also to cure dysentery and stomach aches.

    The leaves of the Calabash Tree are used to reduce blood pressure.

    The decoction of the tree bark is used to clean wounds and also to treat hematomas and tumors.

    The extract of the fruit is effective in the treatment of fever. The plant is used most frequently for the effective treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract such as: bronchitis, whooping cough, asthma and those related to illnesses caused by the cold. Good results have been seen in the treatment of otalgia (earaches).

    we have been proven to reduce blood pressure

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  58. Hello..... sino po kaya sa inyo ang may alam tungkol sa miracle tree na eto dito sa iligan city. San kaya pwdeng kumuha nito. Kc kailangan2x namin xa para sa parents ko at sa akin. Ty, u can email me, juvygals@gmail.com. Please po. God Bless us all.

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  59. marami kami nyan...and my husband loves to make juice out of the fruits...matigas ang balat pero pagna buksan muna,parang cotton ang laman...walang buto...we scraped the inner part and bring to boil.while it is boiling,tinatanggal namin yung parang mga duming pumaibabaw...we do t until wala na talaga.the color of the jice turns purple...and it taste good..visit me on my facebook account,elviebugaoisan@yahoo.com.or call me.09107724557.if you want to buy..we have a lot here...Malita davao del sur.

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  60. mojo fruit ang pangalan ng tanim na yan. origin from indonesia.

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  61. kami meron nyan..gumagawa kami nyan ng juice...

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  62. This site will help you know about this miraculous fruit: http://www.stuartxchange.org/Cujete.html

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  63. Meron kami nito sa bahay. Maasim Sarangani. So far daghan na naulian ani. Isa nako naayo akong GERD, nawala ang cyst sa ovary ug labaw sa tanan nagnegative ko sa hepa b

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  64. Meron kami nito kaya lang wala pa siyang bunga pero ang dahon nya ginawa kong tea at gumaling ang UTI ko. Anyway pwede po bang malaman kung paano siya bumobunga ang miracle tree? Please... can you send me @ this email: malexbrian@yahoo.com

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  65. We have a tree like this as well and we don't know the scientific name of it and I found your blog about it and thanks for the many comments coz I finally found the scientific name and searched it in the website given by one of those who commented in your blog. Thank you, it's a big help. I'm letting my mama drink the juice coz she has glaucoma, it helps in a way to bring down the eye pressure. And I'm drinking at the moment as well.

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  66. Hello, I would like to ask if anyone selling this calabash tree in cebu?? I would like to buy some fruit of calabash coz my mum has a stage 4 breast cancer and i heard alot about this miracle fruit...pls do help me...email me here lovely_taladro@yahoo.com..thanks

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  67. hello for breast cancer po dahon lang sa rabana maoy lagaon imnon kay stage 3 cancer free na siya karon mao ray giinom...miracle fruit also makaayo then lami pud iyang juice...my husband wala na siya naoperahan sa iyang gallbladder pero oya kauban na wala motoo naoperahan intawn.. me also has breast cyst mao pud ni akong ginainom but cancer free man hinoon.. tanx..

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  68. hi... thank you so much for all the positive comments,we have a plant at home wd fruits. we are not sure yet of its uses, now unending thanks for all the informations, we got some branches from davao, and we planted. Im from Ilocos sur. philgerbrid@gmail.com

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  69. thanks for all the information and positive comments... i try plant this miracle fruits.

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  70. I just bought 6 today comoz it helps lower the sugar and stable the blood sugar. Its good for asthmaand cough. A lot of benefits actually but I personally need it to boost my immune system and for my insomnia. Me and my mom drink this evrynight and so far we have a wonderful sleep like heaven heheeheheh

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