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Zentraveler on the Calamansi Fruit!

Calamansi Fruit


Calamansi (Citrofortunella microcarpa – is a small green citrus fruit that is native to the Philippines. It is also known as calamondin, Panama orange or acid orange. It is very sour hence its popularity as souring agent for sinigang and sawsawan (dipping sauces). It is also one of the more common backyard trees in the Philippines. It goes well with soy sauce and lemongrass for marinating meats and fishes for grills. It is an excellent deodorizer too, after handling fish just rub calamansi juice on your hands and the fishy smell vanishes. It is also incorporated in soaps and lotions and shampoos.

The first time I encountered Calmansi was in my travels to Bacolod, Negroes, Philippines. As I was walking toward my room an elderly distinguished man invited me to have a drink. Joining him at his outdoor table for a nitecap he eloquently boasted that calamansi makes the best rum drink mixer in the world. Decked in a pinstripe dress shirt and straw hat he said he was originally from London, England and retired here to the Philippines several years ago. He volunteered his age at 95 and said there is something in this calmansi that cannot be explained. As I drifted off to sleep I thought to myself maybe this old coger has discovered the real fountain of youth.

Calamansi Juice

Calamansi citrus has found several medicinal uses. When rubbed on insect bites, the juice will relieve the itching and reduce the irritation. It can also be used as a natural acne medicine or taken orally as cough medicine (often mixed with green tea), and is a natural anti-inflammatory.

For problems with constipation the juice is warmed and diluted with water. It bleaches freckles and helps to clear up acne vulgaris and pruritus vulvae. In Malaysia, it is used as an antidote for poison, and a poultice of pandanus leaves mixed with salt and the juice of citrus microcarpa, can be used to treat abscesses. It is combined with pepper to help expel phlegm. Its root is used in the Philippines at childbirth.

Calamansi Plant

Disclaimer: This website is simply the writers views and is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical or health advice and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider’s judgment. None of the statements on Zentraveler are to be understood as a recommendation on how to treat any disease or health related condition. If you require medical or other assistance Zentraveler strongly encourages users to consult with a qualified health care professional.

So there you have it! You should incorporate calamansi citrus fruit into your morning tonic drinks, salads and fishes to add zest to your life.

Calamansi for Good Health

QUOTE: A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy. (Albert Einstein)

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: While many growers see the calamansi as tiny decorative oranges and mostly ornamental, they are finding that the trees are problem free and easy to cultivate both indoors and out. They thrive inside the house in containers, as well as planted in the ground in tropical areas and zones with only occasional mild frosts. Calamansi is the result of a rare natural cross between two closely related genera, the Citrus and the Fortunella, and carries the characteristics of both the parents. The Fortunella parent, Kumquat, lends a dense shrubby habitat, small leaves and a hardy constitution, whereas the Citrus reticulata, Mandarin Orange, lends thorns, tasty fruit and ease of peeling. So the Calamansi has small, easy to peel fruit with the sour acid flavor.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE:Calmansi seeds! You can start your own calamansi tree in a garden pot and let it grow. Bring it indoors for cold climates and plant in your yard for a great addition to your gourmet kitchen.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Be creative and enjoy new drinks and seasonings by adding Calamansi to your daily routine.

From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on.

Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free?

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Zentraveler on hooking up with the Universe!

Universally Connected

We recently had a power surge which fried our tv and dvd player. When they delivered the new electronics I watched as the tv repairman matched tri colored wires between dvd player and tv and then plugged into our new power surge box and presto… we had brilliant tv and dvd within seconds.

About 99 percent of the human population has also had a power surge which fried their mainframe brains and are no longer connected to the universe. Wouldn’t it nice if we could go to the Universal Connection Center and plug-in our colored wires so we are connected and see the computer sign DONE.

The short answer is we can get re-connected to the universe simply by following some universal laws. Everything is connected. One of the most important things that anyone needs to understand is that every living thing has consciousness has a connection to everything else in the universe. People, animals and plants are all connected to the hidden energy of universal consciousness that permeates the entire universe and ‘wires’ all of us together.

Understanding and accepting this concept is the most important requirement to developing one’s own latent ability. The next important requirement, is that the person must have both a desire and willingness to develop and tune themselves so they can also connect with the universal spirit.

This is what you’ll experience when you’re connected to the Universe. When you understand that the Universe is picking up your vibration, the energy you’re giving out, which is a result of your desires, you’ll understand the sychronicities you are seeing are messages from the Universe. It’s an exciting thing once you have this understanding! You feel reassured and excited that your desire will be manifested and if you keep your vibration matched to it. It’s important to see these events for what they are so not to miss an opportunity the Universe may be sending our way.

So there you have it! You are never too late to beam it up Scotty and get re-connected to the universe. Make getting re-connected to the universe your goal and begin to meditate and visualize the connection your life’s priority. Without you even knowing it and faster than the speed of light you are connected. Don’t let someone pull your plug out. You are plugged and set for the rest of your life. Give thanks and be grateful. Help anyone who desires to get re-connected to the universe. It’s our universal birth-right. If you don’t believe me just watch a new-born baby…they are connected. It took mankind thousands of years of wars and negative consciousness to unplug us humans from the universe.

We are all Connected

QUOTE: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
— Albert Einstein

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: You Create Your Future by Creating Your Environment. The universe monitors every thought, emotion, and intuition to create the “next day” of your universe. The universe is not human or of human thought, it is more like a computer program. If it doesn’t get enough data from you, it will “fill in the blanks” and make a calculated mathematical guess as to what you wish. This is called fate. Through the spiritual law of Yin-Yang, the universe is trying to create a new environment for you based on the energy you have used.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: The Universe! I did make an outer plant reservation for December 21, 2012 just in case the doomsday gang has it right and our world as we know it abruptly ends.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS:Get Connected to the Universe—-all of the animals, birds and fishes are. Why do you try to be different and disobey universal laws. Your 2012 New Years resolution is to become Universally Connected.

From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on.

Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free?

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